Sunday, September 18, 2011

ERIC MARGOLIS: NO FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE, THUNDERS WASHINGTON

ericmargolis.com
 
NEW YORK, September 17, 2011
 
Could we see a great leap forward next week on the Palestinian’s long quest for statehood?
Not quite.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) says it will ask the United Nations General Assembly to upgrade from being a non-voting “observer entity” to an “observer state.”   This bureaucratic-sounding change hardly seems earthshaking.  The Vatican is an “observer state.”

But the earth is shaking.  A majority of the world’s nations are fed up by the endless suffering of the stateless Palestinians and support creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza.

Turkey’s increasingly influential premier, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, went to Cairo last week and spoke for the world: “Let’s raise the Palestinian flag and let that flag be the symbol of peace and justice in the Middle East.”

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