The Parliament of Palestine – Editorial
(dailyalert.org, Oct. 20, 20140
In the vote this week by the British Parliament to recognize a Palestinian state, though the margin of 274 to 12 was lopsided in favor of recognition, more than half the 650-member Parliament either abstained or didn’t show up. The nonbinding resolution will have no effect on Britain’s longstanding policy of recognizing a Palestinian state only in the context of an agreed two-state solution.
It also prompts the question of where these MPs get their news. Hamas began the Gaza war with indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel, and the terror group continued it by routinely violating ceasefires agreed by Israel. If this elicited moral indignation by the pro-Palestinian MPs, we’re unaware of it.
Meanwhile, ISIS is at the gates of Baghdad and Bashar Assad continues to starve his enemies into submission – realities Palestinian statehood does nothing to fix. It’s been a long time since Britain’s voice counted in the Middle East. (Wall Street Journal)