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View Diary: The United Nation votes to accept Palestine as a non-member observer state by a margin of 138 - 9 (343 comments)

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  •  I am glad this happened. (3+ / 0-)
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    snowwoman, Joe B, Celtic Merlin

    I think the Palestinians have been very patient and Israel has not dealt with them in good faith. They need another path, and I hope this is a beginning for them. The US supports both Israeli and Palestinian governments financially. But it's a no brainer about who the 'favorite child" is in that arrangement.

    I have no ethnic or religious ties to the region. I have read and studied the history of both peoples. It makes me terribly sad that one people (the Jews) who suffered from centuries of prejudice and repression--turn around and do the same thing once they have any power.

    As an American, I wish we were more neutral on this issue. Why do we believe that Israel is more important than others in the region? Is it some sort of collective guilt over the Holocaust? I seem to recall we (the US) weren't very helpful to the Jews back then. I can't imagine any reason why we are so lopsided now unless it is some kind of guilt. Yet we don't react that way toward Armenians or Cambodians or others who have suffered from genocide.

    Anyway, cheers to the people of Palestine for their first step towards an autonomous state.

    "The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for comes with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism." Barack Obama 11/06/2012

    by zesty grapher on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:11:00 PM PST

    •  It's not even one people... (2+ / 0-)
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      zesty grapher, Celtic Merlin

      There are plenty of Jews in the U.S. and in other countries and they aren't doing anything to the Palestinians.  The people who are the problem are the Israelis, and mostly the rightwingers over there.  Unfortunately, it seems like the rightwing basically has become completely dominant over the past decade or so.  

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