Saturday, December 1, 2012

UN gives Palestinian territory recognition as "second class" state


I’ve personally always thought that people in this region of the world should govern themselves, and that settlements amounted to expropriation of property. That's the libertarian position based on property rights.  It also sounds like Jimmy Carter's notion of Palestinian "apartheid" (book reviews, Dec. 25, 2007). 

The United Nations has voted to make the Palestinian territories as a “non-member observer state”, rather like “separate and unequal”, according to the BBC news story on Nov. 30 here

The United States, Canada, and many other major countries opposed the vote in the General Assembly.

Wikipedia attribution link for UN Headquarters.  

I took the tour in 1970. 

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