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The State of the Statehood

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As the week progresses, all eyes (well, most eyes) are turned to the United Nations, where the Palestinians will present their case to the Security Council on Friday. As for Nathan Thrall, he’s been singularly focused on the bid for statehood for the past year. Thrall is a reporter (a Tablet Magazine contributing editor and a former New York Review of Books staffer) based in Jerusalem, and also the Middle East analyst for the International Crisis Group. He has spent many days over the past months in Gaza and the West Bank, trying to determine where Palestinians of all stripes stand on the U.N. move. Tomorrow, on this week’s episode of Vox Tablet, contributing editor Adam Chandler speaks to Thrall about what Palestinians want, and what we can expect will come to pass if they get it, and if they don’t.

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The International Crisis group is distinctly anti-Israel, led by people like Robert Malley and Louise Arbour, and financed by George Soros.

So, from a former New York Review of Books staffer, which adds the biases of the left’s anti-Israeli perspective, who is now working for International Crisis, what will we get?

Jules, the Palestinians have refused to negotiate and continue to refuse to negotiate. That is the only way to peace.

But you keep posting the Palestinian propaganda as if it were truth.

David Mozes says:

The Palestinians simply do not want peace, nor an “independant state”. They seek the end of the State of Israel. This is the elephant in the room. Everyone knows this. No one is willing to openly say it. To do so is politically incorrect par excellance.

As a Jew I am deeply shocked and dismayed at the excuses and denials made in these responses, they are fine parrot talking points within the Jewish community as it were and as it were may be, but they carry no moral weight within the context of a wider world view. Truly disgusting.

President Obama (who is my president) has affirmed his and the position of the United States of America, it will be PM Netanyahu’s decision whether it will be better to call off colonizing East Jerusalem and the West Bank or whether a constant state of belligerency is preferable, profitable, and peaceably viable.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/8779472/Barack-Obama-Palestinians-deserve-a-state-but-must-achieve-it-with-Israel.html

I this issue is in sore need of being faced without delay and without anymore excuses in the way:

http://www.salon.com/news/middle_east/index.html?story=/news/feature/2011/09/22/palestine_israel_occupation

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The State of the Statehood

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