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View Diary: The United Nation votes to accept Palestine as a non-member observer state by a margin of 138 - 9 (343 comments)

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  •  But unless you address the issue of settlements (5+ / 0-)

    you lack understanding of the real issues. Palestine is not an independent state. It is occupied, illegaly by the Israelis military who have imposed martial law. And the Isrealis are building permanent settlements in occupied terroties. (forgive my spelling Google Spell check is not working properly). So since Israel is in Palestinanin teroitory illegally do not the residents have the right to fight against the occupation? If the US were occupied would we not fight back. Or if Israel were occupied would she not fight back.

    Israel has chosen to colonize the occupied territories with permanent settlements. A two state solution must eliminate these settlements. They are a violation of International law. The Germans and the Russians both did this and were punished for it. The Chinese are trying to do this in Tibet and are being met with international condemnation. Why does Israel get treated differently/. Israel has an absolute right to exist but you can not blame Palestinains for not seeing this in the wake of these settlements. The settlements must go as a first step towards peace. Then there must be an absolute right of return of refugees. This must not be negoiated away. Israel must open up about its nuclear weapons. And the US must stop protecting Israel from international justice. The Palestinains must disarm and have there security guarentedd and protected by the international community to include NATO powers, but not the US, and neutral powers should also participate.

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