[Marxism] U.S.: "Our fingers were crossed on Palestine aid"

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Tue Mar 17 20:35:22 MDT 2009

On Mar 17, 2009, at 9:33 PM, John wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 18:33 -0400, Shane Mage wrote:
>> This is the long-standing US/Quartet fortmula on dealing with Hamas
>> (including also adherence to standing Israel/Palestine agreements  
>> like
>> Oslo) and Obama has consistently affirmed it.  So nothing new there.
>> But it would give Hamas, were it a responsible Palestinian political
>> movement and not a sectarian Islamist group, the chance to seize and
>> keep the political high ground.  Here's how:
>> The Palestinian Unity Government would issue this declaration--
>> --We recognize the right of Israel to exist within its  
>> internationally
>> recognized boundaries** conformably to international law and all  
>> applicable UN resolutions.
>> --We renounce violence as specified in the UN Charter but retain the
>> right, specified in  that charter, of armed self-defense against  
>> foreign incursion,
>> attack, or occupation.
>> --We adhere to all Israel/Palestine agreements in the firm  
>> expectation
>> that Israel will immediately undo all its past violations of those  
>> agreements.
>> **(thus leaving open for negotiation whether those internationally
>> recognized boundaries are those of the 1947 UN decision or the de
>> facto 1967 boundaries.)
> But this would be a complete capitulation to the 2 state travesty. It
> would never bring a real resolution to the issue. Where would it leave
> Palestinian right of return, regardless of whether the borders were  
> the
> '47 or '67 ones.
The "right of return" is declared in the UN resolutions referred to.   
And to reject a "two state travesty," with the Zionists holding to  
their colonies with tooth and claw, is to postpone the right of the  
Palestinians to govern themselves to the coming of Mesiach

Shane Mage

> This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
> always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
> kindling in measures and going out in measures."
> Herakleitos of Ephesos

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