Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Sharon Proposes Palestinian State

Nothing new here other than putting Arab feet to the fire. It's no secret the other Arab nations have denied Palestinians the opportunity to negotiate peace in the past ... and denied them independence accorded by UN mandate in 1948 ... so offering to give them a state again in the framework already proposed is a way to keep negotiations going rather than an expectation they will finally take it.

In a more interesting development, the United States voted against the non-binding resolution which calls Israel’s declaration of Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital “illegal and therefore null and void...”, something they had only abstained on in previous years.

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