Saturday, May 28, 2011

Egypt reopens border with Gaza

I was disgusted by Congress, including Democrats, criticizing Obama for supporting the 1967 borders for Israel. I can't stand that Netanyahu and our own politicians make up these controversies and pretend that being against the Israeli settlements is being anti-semitic or pro-terrorist. Israel can't just grab land and keep it, let alone keep building on it. Besides, 57% of Israelis support Obama on those borders.

But if America can't do something to help the Palestinians right now, the newly democratic Egypt is opening the Gaza border more fully starting today. Not that everything is completely free and perfect yet. Palestinians still desperately need cement to rebuild their homes, and need to trade goods to have any sort of economy.

But still it's a hopeful sign. I hope more good things happen in the region, especially in Libya. Wouldn't it be a great Memorial Day weekend, if all the bloodshed could end, and Gaddafi could be gone?

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