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From: barry levine
Date: Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 8:20 AM
Subject: re: The Palestinians’ Desperation Move
To the Editor:
While the U.S. continues to claim to support a Palestinian State, our tangible actions keep pushing that off into an indefinite future. The Palestinians have a right--as enunciated in the U.N. charter--to national self-determination here in the tangible present. Just as ben Gurion didn't need to see the approval of the Egyptians, Iraqis and Jordanians in '48, Abbas shouldn't need to go hat-in-hand to anyone to secure his People's right.
But in trying to please the Russians (who fear Chechen separatists) and the Chinese (who fear Uighur and Tibetan separatists) and the Spanish (who fear Basque separatists)...the U.S. has made itself the guarantor of a the current world map, even--as here--in defiance of peoples' rights.
Barry Haskell Levine