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Palestine: the world's next nation - sign the petition Avaaz

On the 26 July the UN Security Council will meet, and the world has an opportunity to embrace a new proposal that could turn the tide on decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: UN recognition of the state of Palestine.

Over 120 nations from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have already endorsed this initiative, but Israel's right-wing government and the US vehemently oppose it. Europe is still undecided, but a massive public push now could tip key countries to vote for this momentous opportunity to end the occupation.

US-led peace initiatives have failed for decades, while Israel has confined the Palestinian people, confiscated their lands and blocked Palestine from becoming a sovereign political entity. This bold new initiative could be a game changer, but Europe must take the lead. Let’s build a massive global call for key European leaders to endorse this statehood bid now, and make clear that citizens across the world support this legitimate, non-violent, diplomatic proposal. Sign the petition and send this to everyone:

 

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Comment by MICHAEL STOLZ on July 26, 2011 at 7:21pm

1988 all over again, 22 years and the Palestinians still have not learned that peace can only come through negotiations. Do you not believe that Israel has rights also?

Realistically, what do you think will happen the day after and in the year after? 

What if Israel abrogates Oslo and stops duty collection (One third of the PA budget) and the USA Congress cuts off funding?

 

 

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