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Originally posted by flice
Based on graphics form the other thread about how Palestinians could achieve independence, it is not clear to me that a two-state solution is either wanted or the best solution. In fact both sides and the world could learn a whole lot more by teaching the arab and the Israelis to co-exist under equal rights and then deal with the remaining insurgents that for what ever illogical reason hate democracy and fellow man, be they jew or muslim.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by yuppa
I believe what the poster is refering to is that they are exhuming his body to see if he was poisoned. It is rumored that he may have been poisoned with polonium.
The long-discussed UN draft resolution on upgrading Palestine’s status to “non-member observer state” is expected to come to a vote on Thursday, and is receiving a last-minute shot in the arm with an endorsement from Hamas.
Hamas had previously expressed ambivalence about the move, but in the wake of last week’s Gaza War is moving toward reconciliation with Fatah, and today’s endorsement underscores how much those unity talks have already progressed.
Iran to Hold Exercise in Atlantic Ocean. In addition, Iran will deploy its naval assets to the Atlantic Ocean with the view to demonstrate its combat capability, said the admiral. Sayyari declared in Sept 2012 that Iranian Navy would expand its presence in international waters in order to protect Tehran's interests, reports REGNUM.
Originally posted by Zerschmetterling
Iran "will press on with enrichment:" nuclear chief (Reuters)
Originally posted by curiouscanadian777
reply to post by DarknStormy
An interesting development for sure!
After months of ever more bellicose threats against the Palestinians in the event they carry out a vote seeking UN recognition as a non-member observer state, Israel is quickly backpedaling now.
With the vote expected to get overwhelming support, Israel is now downplaying its past threats of immediate sanctions and forcibly ousting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and are now insisting the vote is meaningless.
Originally posted by DarknStormy
Our PM here in Australia was going to vote no to Palestine becoming an observer state. She made herself look like an idiot
Embarrassing for Canada
In the end, it would not matter how many bottles of maple syrup Canadian diplomats dumped on the desks of the delegates at the United Nations General Assembly: Canada got thumped and dumped Tuesday in its bid to win a seat on the prestigious UN Security Council. Canada has sought a Security Council seat about once a decade for the last 60 years and has always won the seat when it wanted to – until Tuesday.(oct. 2010)