Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A United State of Palestine for All the People?
Clinton Meets West Bank Palestinian Leaders
Published: March 4, 2009
New York Times copyright
My comment #3.
March 04, 2009 8:15 am
March 4th, 2009 6:31 am

Loved that pic of Clinton and Peres. It will speak to people everywhere. Can Hamas top that?

Secretary Clinton spoke candidly but she tried to drive a wedge (classic neo-imperial divide and rule strategy) between other states in the region and Palestinians, by claiming “They feel that Iran tries to undermine their regimes,”.

The US cannot be a honest broker because it has satellized Israel to advance the US's own interests in the region. Unethical failed strategy, that has failed for 60 years.

There are human, humane concerns that urgently need to be addressed:

We know no people without a land of their ancestors. So Jews cannot be denied a historic homeland.

But at the same time, We know no people who do not SHARE land, try and live with each other, share each others' culture, though in this case both Palestinian and Israeli political leaders (and their US handlers?) may unfortunately have narrowly defined, personally ambitious, self-serving goals that go against the Greater Collective Good of Israelis and Palestinians. However ordinary folks there, like you and me, have the capacity to get along.

Therefore the United State of Palestine (it has a nice ring!) can and must become a reality during our lifetime.

The Arc of Justice bends slowly but it bends towards a United State of Palestine, with Jews, Arabs, Christians, Muslims and numerous other religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities sharing a modern multiethnic, multireligious, sovereign democratic nation-state.

Chithra Karunakaran

Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice