Saturday, September 17, 2011

Guardian editorial supports Palestinian statehood bid

There is a lot to comment on, but I will focus on the following:
More than six decades later, Palestinians, who at first refused to accept the partition plan of the newly minted UN, are seeking similar recognition, firstly in front of the Security Council, asking for their own state based on the 1967 borders free from occupation and settlement by half-a-million Israelis, able to determine their own affairs.
If Palestinian have a right to state "free from . . . settlement by half-a-million Israelis," what do the authors envision? The expulsion of half-a-million people? The hand-over of the Jewish Quarter? Complete Arab control of the Western Wall? Don't expect any clarification on these points--I don't think these questions exist in the mental universe of the Guardianistas.

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