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Palestine Officially Recognized by the UN

Dread Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:59 PM
"Have they agreed to the two-state solution?" Yes, with final details to be determined in negotiations. "What gives them any more right to the west bank than the Jews?" They were living there first. And the UN resolution that created Israel and called for a Palestinian state. That they lost a war to Israel means their land is currently occupied, but is still their land. "Was it the PA or the Israelis who took the west bank when they were attacked?" Israel occupies the entire land.

Why do we still support the UN?

Despite recent conflict in Gaza, which erupted after Israel decided to no longer tolerate the constant barrage of rocket fire across its border, the UN General Assembly has decided to recognize Palestine as a state. This afternoon, it granted Palestine “non-member observer state” status.

Doing nothing to ease US and Israel’s apprehension regarding the vote, UN Secretary General sent out a mistaken tweet urging a one-state solution:

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This slip up highlights the tension surrounding the issue. Pushing statehood through the UN will only...