Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Within days of each other Argentina and Brazil have each recognized Palestine as a free and independent state within the borders defined in 1967.

Good for them. Israel is said to have reacted with "sadness and disappointment" to the declaration. I bet it has.

Will the Europeans follow the South American's example in due course? Many of them have suggested that they will, but when push comes to shove they won't rock the US-Israel consensus.

The US will block any attempt to secure UN ratification. From Britain, from our/my Coalition Government, and from the rest of the EU, there will be nothing more than weasel words.

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