My friend Alan and I were discussing the Palestinian Authority's new move to gather support for a UN recognition of a Palestinian state, and I expressed how unfair it is that the EU is refusing (along with the US of course) to grant Palestinians even this symbolic overture.
I complained that the whole West is always Israel's unconditional ally. And half the East, too, added Alan. Then he asked, Who exactly are your allies?
I replied that we do have allies, but not the allies we need, not ones doing any allying that is helping us. "We need new allies," I said.
Alan came up with a personal ad for us:
Seeking new alliesDate posted: 2009-11-18, 10:50PM EST Reply to: email@example.com
Hot Occupied Territory Here, in search of truly caring and trustful Partner(s)... powerful and imaginative, for LTR. Got some baggage, trust you do too, so we just let that be. No head games please, no Players, no Control Freaks! Have a lot to give, just need some space ;)
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