RNC resolution calls for one state (on God-given lands)

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Looks like the election this year will be between two-state Dems and one-state Republicans. Fascinating. Mitchell Plitnick reports (thanks to Paul Mutter):

Last week in New Orleans, the Republican National Committee officially adopted a resolution supporting a one-state solution in Israel-Palestine.

This news came to me via a very trusted source, but both I and my source were puzzled by the fact that we could find nothing in the media confirming this. I called the RNC, but they would neither confirm nor deny.

So, I contacted Cindy Costa, the RNC’s National Committeewoman from South Carolina who was listed as the sponsor of the resolution. Here’s our e-mail exchange:

Me: Dear Ms. Costa,
I am a correspondent for several web-based news outlets, including Inter Press Service. I received the resolution below today, and would like to write an article about it. I just wanted to check with you that this was in fact an officially adopted RNC resolution. Can you please let me know? Thanks.

Costa: Yes it was adopted unanimously by the RNC last Friday at our winter meeting in New Orleans.  Cindy

So, that seems pretty clear. I reprint the entire text of the resolution below (and I sent it fully to Ms. Costa so she could confirm the full text), but the key passage is this one:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of this body support Israel in their natural and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon their own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others; and that peace can be afforded the region only through a united Israel governed under one law for all people.

I don’t see how anyone could read that as anything but a statement in support of a one-state solution.

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The key passage was copied word-for-word from the Alan Clemmons resolution.

The precise wording used in the South Carolina state legislature resolution you picked up on here: http://mondoweiss.net/2011/11/did-the-south-carolina-legislature-pass-a-one-state-resolution.html

They said they were going to pass it on, and they did.

“I don’t see how anyone could read that as anything but a statement in support of a one-state solution.”

I can. These folks don’t have, what is it they said Speedy Gonzalez had? Oh yeah, ze brains…

Remember, they came out with a statement that the Republicans were “friends of the negro”, then sent out a correction because they mistakenly didn’t capitalize the word Negro.

I can’t wait for the “clarification”……

“…peace can be afforded the region only through a united Israel governed under one law for all people.”

Great idea! Top that DNC.

Alan Clemmons tweets

My SC Stands With #Israel Resolution has been adopted as an #RNC Resolution! @ActForIsrael @ZOA_Campus #tcot #gop http://lockerz.com/s/175608484