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this has been bugging me a bit the last few days and i also saw something on tv: how we are almost not allowed to be critical about israel and if we are, we're accused of anti-semitism.

last week the UN general assembly demanded that israel should stop and reverse the construction of the wall in the occupied palestinian territory because it's against international law. the vote was carried by 144 - 4. israel and the US were two of the countries that voted against the resolution. and of course, israel later said that they're going to continue building that wall.

to me that looks like a slap in the face of the international community and it makes me wonder how much longer this has to go on. i'm a peaceful girl and i believe in talking to solve problems instead of using force. what i don't understand is why the world still hasn't run out of patience with israel. i know, it is a relatively young state. but does that mean we have to wait until the people there grow up, see the error of their ways and turn their country into a real democracy with equal rights for every citizen?

there's a new picture in (on) chomalongma.


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Oct. 26th, 2003 02:23 pm (UTC)
Me too. I feel the same way. I get very impatient with these things. Grown up people who need decades to solve their problems. And people call *me* naive haha
mooie foto van je... benen in je andere journal! :)
Nov. 18th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
i think if you look back over about 30 years there have been 20-30 resolutions against Israel for one thing or another that have been almost unanimously passed as was this last one, often with Israel and America being the only dissenters. It is such a joke for us to clamor about democracy, freedom, and international will.

America has been using its security council veto power to protect Israel from UN resolutions for all these years. One such resolution was in 1973 which "affirmed the rights of the Palestinian people to self determination, statehood and equal protections." America alone rejected the resolution. It is sick.
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