Continued from page 1

Perhaps some countries are getting the hint. Canada, which led the charge opposing Palestinian statehood, temporarily recalled high-ranking diplomats located in Israel, the West Bank, and New York and Geneva’s U.N. missions, in order to craft a proper response, and to show they’re getting fed up with the U.N.

Will the United States follow suit? Although the White House was likely frustrated with this motion, Mr. Obama’s international track record on these types of matters has been less than stellar. Yet, if there’s ever going to be a real impact, a major power like the United States needs to walk out of the U.N. for good.

Show some real leadership for a change, Mr. President, and do it.

Michael Taube is a former speechwriter for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a columnist with The Washington Times.