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9 Oct, 2011

Policy difficult to defend | Jordan Times

It cannot be easy for the new American ambassador Stuart Jones and other ambassadors in Arab capitals to defend their government’s political stands. They see that decision makers in Washington make it a point to alienate the Arab masses who used to be friendly to the American people.

One answer to the question “why they hate us” was provided when US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the US Congress went as far as to threaten the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) with suspension of US funding to the agency’s budget if it considers granting full membership to the Palestinians. The threat followed a decision by the agency’s board to let 193 member states vote on the issue later this month.

Clinton said Wednesday that the UN agency should “think again” about the move and warned that it could cause the United States to cut funds for the organisation.

via Policy difficult to defend | Jordan Times.