Palestinians Win Major Goal In United Nations
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.