After the state of Israel declared its independence and sovereignty in 1948 it was attacked by its Arab “neighbors” repeatedly until they concluded that was a bad idea. The name Palestine comes from ancient Rome and, in more recent times from the former British Mandate to oversee the holy land dating back to the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. There were no Palestinian citizens then, nor are there any now because Palestine is not a state, nor ever was.
So, in a world:
# where the Syrian regime has been slaughtering thousands of its own people,
# where the Egyptians just got rid of their second dictator in two years,
# where bombs are going off daily in Iraq,
# where the Iranians are getting closer every day to making their own nuclear weapons,
# where our Recession cum Depression is spreading in Europe and South…
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