I have the sense that September 23th 2011 will be remember in schools as the day when the United States of America ended its global supremacy of the last decades. This Friday will remembered as the day where the US showed that the world was not just ruled by its rules and that the US was no longer a reference of justice around the world.
I think that it is a very very big mistake that the US vetoes tomorrow the existence of the Palestine state.
Barack Obama is right when he says that negotiations are the key to solve the problem and that the declaration of the Palestinian state won’t change the thing as by a miracle. In this reasoning one could argue that if the declaration of a Palestinian state is not going to change thing on the ground then there should not be too much trouble to recognise the Palestinian state: it should not change much by the same reasoning!
The US has lost its credibility.
And the one who is writing this is someone who, in contrast with most people in this part of Europe, is not a blind supporter of the Palestinian cause. In fact I feel that I must be one of the people in Catalonia that is more sympathetic with Israel. I have not problem to say that I have admired always the democracy of Israel and I always have thought that I would feel much more comfortable living in Israel that in most Arab countries.
According to the US a declaration of the state of Palestine would bring frustration and violence. If that’s one reason not to declare it then one should take into account that the veto of the US could also cause frustration and violence.
I think that the wise think is to support the declaration of the state of Palestine as the UN supported the declaration of the state of Israel. Once that is done any attack against Israel will have the rejection of the international community too.
A lot of Arab youngs have dies these last months for freedom and democracy. By vetoing the declaration of a new Arab state the US will pass to history as a country that talked a lot about democracy and freedom but that at the end had another agende. And that is the end of the US as a respectable nation of the world.
By the way, has not anyone realise in the US administration that by supporting the Palestinian state on Friday they would be supporting the Arab world who recognises THE EXISTENCE OF ISRAEL WITH THE 1967 BORDERS?
MAHMOUD ABBASS BY ASKING A RECOGNITION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE WITH THE 1967 BORDERS IS RECOGNISING ISRAEL! ONLY A FOOLINESS ACT WITHOUT COMMON SENSE WOULD VETO THIS DECLARATION OF A NEW STATE THAT RECOGNISES THE STATE OF ISRAEL (IN CONTRAST WITH HAMAS, FOR EXAMPLE). THIS IS A PEACEFUL STEP! HISTORY WILL TELL IF I WAS RIGHT OR WRONG.
Let me end to show my love for Israel by saying that if I had to choose between being a Palestinian citizen or a a citizen of Israel I would prefer Israel because I feel I have more things in common. But I want Israel to be fair and Israel cannot be a fair state if we do not have TOO a Palestinian state!!!! I am sorry that the US goverment is going to make this big mistake of the veto. FORTUNATELY THE US IS MUCH MORE THAN ITS GOVERNMENT. SO i WILL BE JUST DISSAPOINTED WITH ITS GOVERNMENT.