Dana Goldstein Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
"I'm trembling," my mother says when I tell her I'm working on an article about how younger and older American Jews are reacting differently to the Palestinians' bid for statehood at the United Nations. I understand the frustrations of the Palestinians who are dealing with ongoing Israeli settlement construction and sympathize with their decision to approach the U.N., but my mom supports President Obama's promise to wield the U.S. veto, sharing his view that a two-state solution can be achieved only through negotiations with Israel.
I've always wondered what this would look like, so I decided to make a map myself. Took a bit a research to actually find the current districting and what a single-state would look like.
Posted this in off-topic because it is, but posted it here because I keep noticing this issue come up on the forums.
"Interestingly, along with the Jerusalem post reporting that the majority of the Israeli people (70%) saying its time to recognize a Palestinian state,Haaretz came out with a headline the other day and basically flat out said Netanyahu must be stopped from attacking Iran...they understand this push to attack Iran is all coming coming from Bibi Netanhayu... Iran is not a threat to anybody, Iran has never invaded and tried to conquer another country since they became an Islamic republic in 1979... in fact they haven't done it for 200 years.
I found this an astonishing piece of information and I wonder if this is reported or discussed in mainstream media outlets at all. This may just be an opinion article, but I think, coming from a member of the Saudi Royal Family, it also contains a significant warning to the US: if the US will use its veto agianst the Palestinians, it might lose its single most important ally in the Arab world, which also happens to be a major oil supplier to the US.
Veto a State, Lose an Ally
I'm sure this whole Palestine issue is giving the Obama administration a major headache already.