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My first diary ever with dkos, and it's an honor. I hope it is helpful.
I have been following the Israel Palestine issue ever since college, when my room mate and best friend was an Israeli who had lived abroad for years.
I have, to this date, not heard a lucid, coherent explanation as to why, in the "big picture," it is a bad idea to allow Palestine its international statehood recognition. If somebody has such an explanation, I hope to hear it someday, maybe even as a response to this diary.
I am particularly impressed by this electoral map, appearing 30 Nov in the French daily lemonde.fr.