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Palestinians Win Major Goal In United Nations

November 29, 2012

While no one can overstate the need for constructive and broad-based negotiations between Israel and Palestinians there still can be sincere pleasure with the news today.

The United Nations General Assembly has finally endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority.  Even though the United States and Israel failed to live up to their stated ideals with their votes, the rest of the world can rejoice.

The resolution elevates the Palestinian status from “non-member observer entity” to “non-member observer state.”  There is no way to not see the richness to this outcome as it provides Palestinians new leverage in their dealings with Israel.  If Israel is nervous, than perhaps they need to adjust their actions and policies.

For too long the tables have been stacked to the detriment of the Palestinians.  Today the playing field was leveled just a bit  with the aid of major players on the world stage helping to make it so.

To those who made this possible there are many full hearts of appreciation from around the globe.

There remains so much to accomplish, but there should be no diminishing the goal that was set and realized in the UN this afternoon.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Solly permalink
    September 6, 2013 11:01 PM

    “Symbolism matters in this region” Barry disagrees with Deke and sez the U.N. is just so much hocus pocus!

    Regarding Syria: “However, Obama appeared unfazed by the opposition and poised to take the U.S. to war without broad international backing. In response to a question about following international protocols and taking the issue to the UN Security Council for approval, Obama responded with a meandering statement against following that path:

    Frankly, if we weren’t talking about the need for an international response right now, this wouldn’t be what everybody would be asking about. You know, there would be some resolutions that were being proffered in the United Nations and the usual hocus pocus, but the world and the country would have moved on. So trying to impart a sense of urgency about this, why we can’t have an environment in which over time, people start thinking this we can get away with chemical weapons use–it’s a hard sell, but it’s something I believe in.”

  2. Solly permalink
    November 30, 2012 12:10 PM

    This just in: Non-Muslim Brotherhood citizens of Egypt (secularists, Christians and Islamic moderates and non-fascists) have just had their status changed to non-participant observers. Now that’s some symbolism for you.

  3. November 30, 2012 11:10 AM

    In the Middle East, more so than in most other places we watch developments take place, one thing stands out. Symbolism matters. It pissed off the Jews to the extent they are now going to build 3,000 more illegal homes on lands they do not own. Symbolism matters in this region.

  4. Solly permalink
    November 30, 2012 10:30 AM

    Wow, with that important change they can take their non-member observer state card and 4 bucks to the East Jerusalem Starbucks and get a cup of coffee.

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