If "democracy wins in the end"... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael Davison
    • 17.07.11 | 06:40 (IDT)

    Then the UN will reject the Palestinian demand for recognition. How can the UN realistically recognize a state that is non-democratic, corrupt, financially insolvent, violates its own citizens' civil rights and is constantly at war with its neighbor? Objectively, the Palestinian Authority does not meet the accepted criteria used by the UN to determine whether or not the entity qualifies as a state. UN acceptance of "Palestine" (or whatever they wish to call it) will be a direct violation of the UN Charter itself. Should such a resolution pass, the UN declares itself a farce.

    from the article: Palestinians may turn directly to General Assembly to better chances for UN recognition
    First published 01:44 17.07.11 | Last updated 01:44 17.07.11
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