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So this past week the UN voted to give Palestine a state recognition, recognized observer status to the UN or some such nonsense. (Source)

Now as people may know me and know this issue is very important to me. This whole situation and circumstance I find to be tragic, and fascinating as I have written many blogs on this subject. A blog probably very similar to the blog I am writing now somewhere in here.

And while the answer to this situation is very complex the one thing I know for certain is that whatever solution will result from this will not come from the UN, or the United States or any foreign entity imposing their will on the situation.

Imagine for a second if a ‘Democracy of Nations’, a majority of nations, voted to take away personal private property that was your own. A piece of your backyard or your living room, and gave it to someone else, without your consent.

What would you do? I mean people like making these analogies all the time so why not?

The solution, whatever it is, cannot be imposed from outside it must come from the two parties involved, mainly the ‘Palestinians’, and the Israeli Government.

It cannot come from an international body of 138 countries voting in something.

It cannot come from any one nation, unless they are invited in by the two parties to help mediate the dispute.

It cannot come from me who wants to see a One State Solution. (link). I cannot impose my will on this situation, and if the Israelis want a two state solution it is up to them.

It cannot come from American Jews, or Jews in Israel who believe the term ‘Palestinian’ is a made up modern political definition imposed on people.

Whoever these people are it i their decision.

It is not ours.

Through negotiation and compromise, through both parties working on an agreement. Not through Hamas trying to wipe Israel off the map, their current statements not withstanding.

If both sides want peace and a solution then they should be allowed to find it.

And may I also bring up that it is telling that it is the Palestinians went to the UN and asked for this. They pleaded to an international body to impose a situation on the Israelis and the entire region. they did not go to the Israelis and negotiate, they have not tried to defeat Israel militarily and ‘take the land back’ aside from lobbing rockets at Israeli citizens…and then crying foul.

No they want an imposed solution. They want to bring international pressure against the state of Israel to do something that may be against their national interest.

They did not participate and deal with the Israelis with mutual respect, no they circumvented the process and brought in the big guns…to impose a situation…and not broker it.

This is telling to me. It tells me whose side we should be on, and what kind of people we are dealing with.

But we must keep in mind, that the solution can come internally…not externally.


This article, and then the one on Powerline, made me consider something. Putting two and two together about something that was really one of my really first big political issues.

This goes way back. The sixth grade, just me trying to figure out the world. And towards the end of one of my classes we had to read correspondents between an Israeli citizen, and a Palestinian.

Long Story short (could not tell you most of it even if I wanted to) I remember stating, or forming the opinion, that you could not give a state to a terrorist entity. Or those who do not deserve it.

Now this is the opinion of a sixth grader so it was crude and simplistic, but it seems to stand.

In this case.

Whether or not the Palestinians deserve their own state, or that is a reasonable argument for them not having one, is really beside the point.

The fact remains is, they have, and it escaped my own notice.

To the layman or to the person trying to be ignorant on the issue, this probably has not occurred to many people.

But when Gaza was handed over, as the article and current world affairs supports, the Palestinians have their own state.

Of course, now they want more. It’s not enough.

And since they have gotten it they have fired rockets, and continued terrorist attacks, and continue to attempt to kill Israeli Citizens.

The area is run by a terrorist organization that wants to wipe our Israel.

Who, as the article purports, their rise to power was not entirely democratic.

The historical parallels here are quite astounding.

You have a group, a political, cultural, and even religious…especially in this case… who is trying to absorb more land, from an already existing country…claiming it as their own…and this group came to power through Democratic means but kept power not through a ballot box…and then began a campaign to wipe out the Jews.

Sound familiar?

If Israel is to survive, and if we are going to know who to stand with, we must look at the past, to try to predict the future. Especially when the parallels are so clear, and the rhetoric so deadly.