Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Two State Solution

The Jerusalem Post describes Hamas mopping up in Gaza and Fatah convening in its West Bank stronghold. "As of today, the Palestinians can boast that they have two entities - one in the Gaza Strip run by Muslim fundamentalists and another one in the West Bank under the control of secular Fatah leaders. "The two-state solution has finally worked," a Palestinian journalist in the Gaza Strip commented sarcastically."

Ok. So who represents Palestine? Where is Palestine? With whom does Israel negotiate? What happened to Oslo?

Nothing follows.


Blogger Clioman said...

Memo to Israel: turn off the water, turn down the electricity, and let the pot simmer for a while.

6/13/2007 08:43:00 PM  
Blogger Yaacov Ben Moshe said...

One state, two state, Arab state Jew state... Palestine might as well have been made up by Dr. Seuss. It never existed in reality.

Palestine? Oh yeah, just go down past Brigadoon and take a left at the corner of Munchkin Land and Oz, follow that down until get to Slobovia Take a right and go past go past Freedonia, when you hear them killing each other and you can smell the open cesspools overflowing you'll know your there.

6/13/2007 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger hdgreene said...

In 1963 I went to high school with kids from Jordan. Turns out they were from the West Bank. So they came from Jordan and became Americans before they became Palestinians. Now their grandchildren are third generation Americans and Palestinian Refugees with the right of return (an inherited condition).

So Jordan will take over the West Bank (once the residents are too exhausted to fight) and Gaza already has a fence around it. Can we trust Egypt to do the right thing by Hamas?

6/14/2007 05:18:00 AM  
Blogger CW said...

A tenet of Islam is that if Muslims do not control government whenever and wherever they have the opportunity to seize it, then they are in a state of humiliation. However, they are not in such a condition when Muslim dictators or crazies rule over them. From an Islamic POV, therefore, Gaza is experiencing happy times. Let the Gazan Arabs be so joyous for the foreseeable future.

However, the UN has to play the spoilsport. Apparently, Mr. DeSoto reports that things are not so wonderful and it's all the fault of President Bush and Israel. His report to the Secretary-General says that Gaza's economic conditions result from an aid boycott orchestrated by the US (like the EU and others participate). Moreover, DeSoto and his staff of deranged anti-semites wrote that the present chaos in Gaza is a direct result of Israel’s decision to withdraw. Therefore, they blame Israel for occupying Gaza, then they blame Israel for withdrawing under UN directives. It isn’t just Mr. DeSoto who needs to be shown the door, but the entire corrupt secretariat because it cannot be reformed for the foreseeable future.

Ambassador Bolton had begun to force reforms when he corralled the countries which provide almost 90% of UN funding to push for UN reforms. Of course, most of the General Assembly consists of foreign aid sponges who voted these reforms down. The next step might have been a devastating (to the UN) financial boycott. However, this impetus died when Congress refused to confirm Bolton to a permanent position. With a Jackass Party administration likely after the 2008 elections, there is little likelihood that a Democratic Bolton equivalent would be appointed. Hence, the UN will remain corrupt and it will continue to countenance Hamas, Hizballah and other murderers.


6/14/2007 01:14:00 PM  

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