Friday, November 30, 2012

UN recognizes Palestine

Yay for Palestine becoming an observer state. Boo to the U.S. for voting no, because it does everything Israel wants, no matter who's the President.

Whereas the US consistently vetoes all condemnations of Israel by the four other UN Security Council members, making sure that the Palestinians are always screwed over, it has no ability to stop the UN committees of the General Assembly, the UNGA itself, or the ICC from criticizing or sanctioning Israel.

Hopefully this new legal status can give Palestinians more ability to protest Israel's illegal settlements and the Gaza blockade. Now can we get to negotiating more than just a cease-fire?

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