The coming U.N. debacle

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Author(s) Yossi Klein Halevi
Source Los Angeles Times
Date September 20, 2011
Quotes-start.png Statehood is a responsibility to be earned. And so far the Palestinian national movement has hardly proved its willingness to live in peace beside Israel. Palestinian schools and media — those of Fatah as well as of Hamas — routinely portray Israel as an artificial and temporary creation, without any rootedness in the land. All of Jewish history — from the ancient temple in Jerusalem to the Holocaust — is dismissed as a lie. No Palestinian leader has told his people — as Israeli prime ministers since Yitzhak Rabin have told their people — that the land must be shared by two nations. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United Nations should vote to recognize a Palestinian state on the topic 2011 United Nations recognition vote of Palestinian state.