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Palestinian Statehood: If not Now, When?

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Palestinians sought peace for decades. Israel spurned all initiatives, choosing conflict over diplomacy and justice.

Palestinians never had a willing partner. They don't now in Tel Aviv or Washington.

Nuclear armed, Israel is the most formidable regional power. It's faced no threats for almost 40 years. In contrast, neighboring states Lebanon and Syria face real ones as do Palestinians under occupation. 

Peace indeed requires compromise. Israel offers none. Like Washington, it doesn't negotiate. It demands.

Obama barely stopped short of endorsing Israeli crimes in so many words. His agenda strongly supports them.

For many decades, it's been longstanding US policy. Many times it did so by vetoing dozens of resolutions condemning or censuring it for its actions against the Palestinians or other Arab people, deploring it for committing them, or demanding, calling on or urging the Jewish state to end them.

Israel never did or will now. In fact, for over three decades, it's flagrantly violated passed resolutions.

In March 1980, the Security Council unanimously adopted UN Resolution 465. It addressed Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine and Syria's Golan Heights.

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