Monday, December 29, 2008

A United State Of Palestine? Yes. Now.

We know no people without a land of their ancestors.

We know no people who do not share land, live with each other and share each others' culture, though their governments may not support them.

Therefore the United State of Palestine can and must became a reality during our lifetime. And our lifetime is NOW.

The Arc of Justice bends towards The United State of Palestine.

Chithra Karunakaran

Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice

29th, 2008 6:36 pm
We can out a spin on it, but the responsibility for this latest (but not last) bloodbath rests on the government of Israel.

The State of Israel is both illegitimate and unethical.

There can be no 2-state solution. There is no road map. The US has no business propping up Israel's militaristic solutions to the Palestinian Problem. This problem will not go away and it cannot reasonably be resolved unless Palestinians are accorded the Right to Return. And that means no State of Israel,as we currently know it, but instead the United State of Palestine in which Jews live peacefully, oh yes with the usual tensions, side by side, as they have done throughout history, with all the other residents of Palestine.

Israel is just about as ethically defensible as Pakistan or Saudi Arabia-- their political trajectory is different and contemporary problems appear superficially, as different but their common origin in the 20th century as ideologically constructed mono-religious states,mono-ethnic, mono-cultural nation-states, raises troubling questions about human rights that are being vigorously answered by post-colonial, liberatory multiethnic, multireligious nation-states like India, Ghana South Africa and many others. More power to them in this emerging global multipolarity.

Chithra Karunakaran

Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice
December 29, 2008 8:31 am

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The election frenzy here in Tamil Nadu is providing the context for disturbing new comments by the DMA AIADMK and their adherents. Both are calling for the Centre to send Pranab Mukherjee to Sri Lanka to intervene in Sri Lanka's internal affirs and to weaken the SL govt hand in its dealing with LTTE terror.both major parties contesting the elections and their coalition partners are playing the Tamil card to capture votes.
Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation-state. India needs to butt out.

more on this later as my blog is now traveling in South Asia

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Israel Strikes as India Dithers.
That was the headline in the "new' Indian Express newspaper.

more on this later