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Abbas anticipates long debate in Security Council on Palestine UN membership

Saturday, September 24th 2011 - 21:50 UTC
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he expected the Security Council to finish debating his nation's application for full UN membership within weeks, not months. Read full article

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  • ed

    Mahmoud ,
    You have a big brother who educated in UK which interested
    mining resources branchs.
    I think one of your problems is to have cheek by jowl connections
    with Pakistan.

    Sep 25th, 2011 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    There are TWO 'Palestines', each with their own problems, political persuasions and armed forces - at each others throats in the struggle for overall power, and, separately, attacking Israel.

    Statehood can only come through negotiated agreement - the Peace Talks - with Israel, who, in 1967, reinforced control over the region having won the war against the massed forces of the Arab Middle East.

    Statehood of the two warring Arab factions cannot come by UN decree, and the UNSC will continue to be forced to recognise that the first prerequisite towards statehood is *recognition by all parties of the right of Israel to exist, and exist in peace*

    If the two 'Palestinian' factions can not agree to this, there will be no Palestine - ever.

    Sep 25th, 2011 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    “Palestine” as a country doesn't exist. And never has. These so-called “palestinians” are just rag-tag arabs who refused to go where they were supposed to go. Jordan. All these years of warfare and terrorism and they could have been living happy, peaceful, productive lives in Jordan. Just shows you where muslim extremism and hatred can get you.

    Sep 25th, 2011 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    That Palestine as a country has never existed matters shit. They have lived in those territories before the Zionist immigration inflows and that is enough for them to identify with those lands just as a Britishman identifies with his country. The same way, there have never been “Native” countries in the proper sense of the word but nonetheless anyone can see the immorality in the European colonization of the Americans and anyone could also see as unfair any attempt bu today's modern states in the region to displace those persons from their ancestral lands. Even Israel's 'founding fathers' such as Ben Gurion and Moshe Dayan have put the Zionist takeover of historical Palestine as a akin to land stealing.

    “Why should the Arabs make peace? If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure, God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it's true, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been antisemitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?”
    - David Ben Gurion, Israel's first PM.

    Sep 25th, 2011 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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