In response to:

Palestine Officially Recognized by the UN

Hardrock Lausanne Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:28 PM
Dagnabbit, It makes me a little sad that there is a whole wealth of information on this issue that they're not receiving. But in the end I suppose I understand their hatred for Palestine (without knowing much about it/them) and support of Israel: It is both religious and tied thematically to the Greatest Generation of WWII. It comes down to nostalgia. I feel wrong laughing at them for it though.

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:

palestineuntweet

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