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Palestinians win UN state recognition
2012-11-30
[Al Ahram] The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, handing a major triumph to president Mahmud Abbas in the face of fierce US and Israeli opposition
Posted by:Fred

#7  pure coincidence, TW, since cause-and-effect has no place in Paleo Culture
Posted by: Frank G   2012-11-30 14:30  

#6  Separately, Israel has responded to the UN vote by approving building permits for 3,000 units in the West Bank and Jerusalem. link
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-30 13:07  

#5  To be fair that applies to most of our allies in the region - Saudi, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, etc

Hereditary monarchies and sultanates and such don't elect their leaders, as I recall, and all terms of office are for life.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-30 12:58  

#4  "a President whose term ended 5 years ago and who never seems to get around to authorizing a new election"

To be fair that applies to most of our allies in the region - Saudi, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, etc
Posted by: ChuffingChuffChuff   2012-11-30 07:32  

#3  A state that

- uses Israeli currency because they have none of their own
- a President whose term ended 5 years ago and who never seems to get around to authorizing a new election
- a President whose life would be ended if he entered Gaza - which is supposedly part of the state
- a State that gets about 60% of their national income from donor countries
- a state that names streets and town squares after suicide bombers
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-30 06:42  

#2  All that land was gifted by the creator to the Jews. It says that in the christian bible, but still the vermin claim some rights to it.

They won't get it. The UN has no troops to match the IDF.

Backward Christian soldiers! :)
Posted by: Deadeye Snamble1967   2012-11-30 02:38  

#1  Call them a state, tell them the very next attack will be considered a declaration of war and when it happens, destroy them utter and claim the land as spoils.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division   2012-11-30 00:46  

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