Palestine has no desire for peace because, without conflict, the governments who get elected with a platform of railing against Israel and swearing death to the Jews are irreverent. Which is too bad because they'd have so much more to gain from not acting like that.
Really grasping on the reasoning there aren't you? The governments run on platforms against Israel because of what Israel does. If there were peace don't you think the government would focus on nation building? Kind of hard to focus on nation building when your roads, rails, airports, and shp yards are all under occupation and containment by the IDF. Israel has not once shown any inclination that they wish to establish peace, when the rockets stop Israel just bulldozes homes, and shells schools citing security reasoning...and we in the west turn a blind eye to it.
That is not regarding the Human Rights violations. That is regarding the disputed legality of Israel establishing settlements in occupied territory. The territory Israel is settling is not regarded by the international body as Israeli land. This dispute has been ongoing for decades, with the US changing its stance numerous times over the years. Most recently when Obama said his administration would not support the settlement of occupied territories.
Where was the condemnation of the IDF shelling a school? We in the west said that Hamas likes to use human shields. Meanwhile the IDF continually uses Palestinian citizens as human shields in incursions into Gaza and the West Bank, even though the government supposedly said that practice will be abolished in 2005. Yet in 2009 IDF used civilians to march infront of their troops, and to enter homes and businesses to check for booby traps during Operation Cast Shield.
The last condemnation of Israels human rights violations was by the EU this year. Ironically enough the EU was also mysteriously absent from the list of Nay's in the UN vote to recognize Palestine as a State.
They are. When you indiscriminately launch rockets into civilian centers or detonate bombs in playgrounds and schools and buses and cafes, that's terrorism. Did you have some other word for this Are these noble freedom fighter patriots who intentionally blow up children and hide on hospital rooftops to launch their rocket? I remember people trying to imply so during the 2008 attacks and subsequent Gaza conflict.
Sure from your perspective it could be considered terrorism, but hey during your countries own revolution your patriots and heroes were regarded as guerillas and traitors. Radicals against established peace justice and liberty. The 1700's most notorious terriorst organization. Who happened to pave the way to the single largest bastion of freedom and prosperity the world has ever known. But they were by your definition terrorists of their day. Although many would call them patriots and freedom fighters and I am sure you do too.
They can only fight, the world turned their backs on them. Each year the US sends billions to Israel...how much do you send to Palestine, how much does anyone send to Palestine. (the answer is over 2Trillion for Israel, and just over 5 Billion for Palestine. Interesting to note that more Palestinians invest in Israel than they do their own state). They have no economic means because Israel has cut them off politically, and economically from the rest of the world. (at least until a few days ago).
This explains your many, many lengthy screeds and diatribes against the terrible Palestinian terrorists, the people who elect them into power and the foreign governments which support them. Oh, wait, that never happened. Huh.
Why talk about what everyone already knows. Anyone that reads news in North America knows everything Palestine has done. What gets buried is the stuff Israel does, If you don't believe me go read some mid-east news papers, and get away from the desensitized slop they fill us with...if they deem it worthwhile to us reading.
I mean have you read this story yet? http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/12/2012122101441576517.html http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/meast/archive/ http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html http://www.foxnews.com/world/mideast/index.html
I could keep going but why bother.
Don't you think with holding revenues that belong to Palestine (Gaza-Jericho Agreement) isn't important news? Why is it not on the news wires, its not even in the stories. Yet freezing a nations assets that you agreed to give them is not newsworthy...must be because it is an act of peace.
Because those governments don't believe this is a source of peaceful resolution.
Thats fine 138 nations felt it was the right path to a peaceful resolution. 9 countries of which 3 real countries said no. Now Israel is butt hurt because Palestine is recognized as a non-member state, which gives them access to, and protection by the World courts, Human Rights councils, and a strong showing of support by the majority of the world.
I'm not even sure what to say about this. Did you learn what's going on with Iran off of a PLO flier? Yeah, those things were solely because Ahmadinejad said some words
I wasn't aware Iran had attacked any Israeli interests yet. Could they be doing it through proxies...sure, but Israel is openly attacking its neighbors both electronically, and militarily. We call these things decisive and daring...yet we call words from a leader we don't like warmongering...and radical. Israel is openly attacking its neighbors, and we have sat by and said nothing of it. We condemn nations who talk about things...hypocrites that is what we are.