If only . . .

Israel/Palestine
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This afternoon, the United Nations issued the following tweet:

The link goes to an article with a considerably different headline.

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9 Responses

  1. Kathleen
    November 29, 2012, 3:16 pm

    Not a tweeter. But watched and listened. My favorite Roger Waters “Seize the moment”. Really liked when he called the US a bully. He also emphasized that Hamas has on numerous occasions over the years said they accept Israel exists based on the 67 border even though people in his neighborhood (New York) “don’t know that”. Now you know many do even though our MSM will not admit to this but part of the Hamas does not recognize that Israel “exists” based on the 67 border is one of the regularly used methods to stall and blame all of the failings on the Palestinians. Rogers worked the room up into a bit of a quiet frenzy. Never followed Pink Floyd ( I am such a nerd that the only albums that I ever bought in my life were Cat Stevens and Joni Mitchell oy vey) but is that the way Pink Floyd worked a room? Or were they one of those bang bang thank you mam kind of bands? He was fabulous, on point, factual and kicked it up a notch

  2. yourstruly
    November 29, 2012, 4:40 pm

    secretary-general ban ki-moon sounds as if he considers the palestinians & israelis equally culpable for peace not having a chance. one more try? after 40 years of getting nowhere, what’s another try supposed to accomplish? perhaps the secretary-general doesn’t realize that with the palestinians winning this last gaza war, the power relationship vis-a-vis israeli & palestinians has been turned upside down, such that, with the palestinians now in the driver’s seat, the israelis’ only option is to accept whatever the palestinians decide upon, be this a one state, two state or some other solution. no surprise, though, if it turns out that the secretary-general really isn’t aware of this recent power shift, since it appears that the u.s. government doesn’t know this either.

  3. iResistDe4iAm
    November 30, 2012, 9:13 am

    In the 1860s, Americans violently rejected partition into Confederate & Union states. From the 1950s, South Africans violently rejected partition into White & Bantustan states.

    Like the indigenous South Africans before them, the Palestinians don’t want a bantustan-state “solution”, they want FREEDOM! Freedom with Equality & Justice.

  4. Citizen
    November 30, 2012, 10:54 am

    The key is Israel’s continued settlement expansion. Until the West acknowledges this, nothing will change. As Rice said, nothing has changed on the ground. What she intentionally ignored is that Israel changes this all the time, creating more pawns for Israeli leverage in any future negotiation. No influential American in the US main media will raise this issue. Conclusion: Nothing will change until a WW3 or at least an expansive regional ME war, combined with continued decline of US economy.

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