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“Palestine” Does Not Qualify as a “State”
Commentary Magazine, by Rick Richman

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Posted By:jpundit, 11/13/2012 5:15:27 PM

Back in 2005, after Israel removed every soldier and settler from Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that “from this day forward, there will be no security turmoil and weapons chaos and abductions, which are not characteristic of our culture.” He proved a poor prognosticator regarding Palestinian culture: given the chance to live “side by side in peace and security” with Israel, the Palestinians demonstrated they could not do so even with themselves.

Four requirements for a state under international law, and "Palestine" meets none of them.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 11/13/2012 5:18:28 PM     (No. 9012117)

Talk to the hand

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/13/2012 6:11:01 PM     (No. 9012231)

I believe it does qualify as a state.

A state of mental illness.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/13/2012 6:17:26 PM     (No. 9012240)

If it weren´t for the U.S. government, Palestine would lack another essential element of statehood -- money to run itself on.

But thanks to Obama and company, U.S. taxpayers are forced to contribute $900 million a year to make sure Hamas can afford to buy missiles to shoot into Israeli kindergartens.

During the budget negotiations, the Republicans should at least demand that in making budget cuts, the Democrats be required to choose between funding either one or the other of their favorite recipients -- Big Bird or Hamas.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/13/2012 9:39:36 PM     (No. 9012581)

Have you seen photos of the luxury homes, retail malls & restaurants in Palestine? No... just kids throwing rocks.

Benji needs to act swiftly or Israel will be dust this year. Pray for Israel.

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