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Congratulations To Palestine

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Overwhelming majority of UN member states vote recognise state of Palestine.
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Hits: 5746 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.1 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 12/02/2012
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Male, 18-29, Western US
 201 Posts
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 8:10:56 AM
Plus, there was already a community with its own traditions, costumes and dialect specific to the east of Jordan before the establishment of Israel.

Furthermore, the whole principle of evicting a population, erasing their villages, and bringing in settlers so as to change an area's demographics is simply immoral and illegal under international law.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 201 Posts
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 8:09:18 AM
It is true that Jordan is home to almost 2 million Palestinian refugees, but almost 400,000 live in refugee camps.

The argument that the majority of Jordanians are of Palestinian origin and that Jordan is therefore already the de facto homeland of the Palestinians is hypocritical and erroneous.

There are no precise statistics but it is true that at least half of Jordan's population of about 6.2 million people are of Palestinian origin. But that is a result of Israeli expansionism and a deliberate policy of emptying Palestinian lands of Palestinians.

If Jordan was the original home of the Palestinian people, Israel would not have had to demolish around 450 Palestinian villages or to devise policies to expel the Palestinian population.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 5:33:19 AM
vv Exactly!

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29103 Posts
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:02:25 PM
Good reply @davymid, even though you're done here I`ll respond. I`d say "riposte" but few would understand that word...

#1 We`re not saying "The UK" are being hypocrites, we`re saying "pro-PLO" people should apply the SAME RULES to North Ireland... or any "disputed territory" on Earth! Equality under Law, correct?

#2 Imagine the UN forbids any "new housing" in NI starting in... 1970 (for example). "Only until `The Troubles` are resolved" of course...

ALL new homes built by Protestants must have UN approval. Certain areas, not others, certian numbers, never more! Of course Catholics can build all they want!

What would the situation be like today?

It`s ultimate hypocricy to say ONE side cannot build, but on the same "disputed land" the other side can!

Male, 30-39, Europe
 12144 Posts
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:35:32 PM
Sheesh. This thread is old. I never once said that the conflict in Northern Ireland has nothing in common with the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Neither have I ever posted an opinion supporting one side or the other on that matter.

What I said was, to suggest that the hypocritical UK should "give back Northern Ireland" is ridiculous. Again I ask, give it back to whom?

For the analogy to work, several things would have to happen.

1. The UK would have to be unilaterally in support of Palestine, and against Israel. It's not.

2. The UK is not building homes in Kilkenny, Cork, and Dublin exclusively for Protestant Brits. Look, the population of Northern Ireland (part of the UK) wants, overwhelmingly, to be part of the UK. The population of Palestine, on the other hand, emphatically does not want to be part of Israel.

See the difference?

Anyways, I`m going to leave it here. Laters.

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