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Monday, January 03, 2011

Recognizing Palestine vs. recognizing Kosovo

noam chomsky...
International lawyer John Whitbeck estimates that 80-90 percent of the world’s population live in states that recognize Palestine, while 10-20 percent recognize the Republic of Kosovo. The U.S. recognizes Kosovo but not Palestine. Accordingly, as Whitbeck writes in Counterpunch, media “act as though Kosovo’s independence were an accomplished fact while Palestine’s independence is only an aspiration which can never be realized without Israeli-American consent,” reflecting the normal workings of power in the international arena.

i know both kosovars and palestinians and they are all very good people who absolutely deserve the twin rights of citizenship and self-determination...

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