Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 29--And Why The Palestinians Are So Special

Good question, no? Just why are the Palestinian Arabs treated differently than any other group aspiring to a state of their own?

As far as November 29, Arlene Kushner writes about the special consideration accorded to the aspirations of Arabs who never had a state:

Yesterday [November 29] was the anniversary of the 1947 vote to partition Palestine. But since 1977, it is also, according to a resolution of the General Assembly, "the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People." No other people in the world is so recognized by the UN: not the Kurds, who are truly a people, or the people of Tibet, occupied by Chinese, or... you name it, no one else. For the UN, you see, the "Palestinian people" are uniquely special. In 2005, the General Assembly passed another resolution requesting "the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People...to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights or a cultural event in cooperation with the Permanent Observer mission of Palestine to the UN."
Has anyone suggested to Tibet the wonderful effectiveness of hijacking airplanes and killing civilians in getting worldwide recognition and pride of place in getting a state?

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