"Granfalloons," Kurt Vonnegut called them. I'm a believing Jew and patriotic American but will happily admit that both categorizations are arbitrary, as is that of Palestinian. Every nation has a random, invented beginning if you look back far enough. The important thing is that there are millions of people who define themselves by and who would happily die for the Palestinian flag -- just as many live and die for Judaism and Israel. In other words...two states for two peoples, still the only just solution to the conflict.
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