Don’t hold your breath

Haaretz, October 17:

“Afghan President Hamid Karzai would recognize Israel’s government if an independent Palestinian state was first established, Karzai’s spokesman said yesterday.

“‘We will establish relations with Israel after our Palestinian brothers have an independent and free state,’ Karim Rahimi quoted the president as saying.”

Afghanistan will be waiting a very long time for an “independent and free [Palestinian] state.” Nothing on the table currently even discusses such a proposal. Gaza is still essentially occupied and surrounded on air, sea and land borders. While America offers platitudes and kindly asks Israel to “ease the daily plight of the Palestinian people”, the nearly 4o-year old illegal occupation continues.

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