Palestinian Statehood at UN - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Scott Mohn
    • 16.09.11 | 20:31 (IDT)

    UN INITIATIVE: As the Palestinian Statehood initiative at the UN has evolved it has become a symbol of more than Statehood for a single people. It now stands for a broader proposition that transcends any single people or nation. It stands for the proposition that: " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain una...lienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...." Compared to this now timeless proposition and the Universal aspirations it reflects, the office of chief executive in any single nation is a mere temporary, minor ministerial post. Scott Mohn

    from the article: Abbas: Palestinians to seek full UN membership
    First published 18:26 16.09.11 | Last updated 18:26 16.09.11
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