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The Real ‘Theater of the Absurd’: Netanyahu and His Endgame in Palestine (Ramzy Baroud)

Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust

Oct. 19, 2011 -- During his deliberately offensive speech Sept. 23, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the General Assembly as “the theater of the absurd.” Israel’s few friends at the United Nations -- led by the U.S. delegation -- listened gleefully and applauded as Netanyahu heralded a steady stream of insults.

Netanyahu then returned to Israel with vengeance, enraged by the passionate international reception of Palestinian Authority’s statehood bid.

Despite every Israeli effort, the world community has long been united in its support of Palestinian rights.

For decades, Israel labored to legitimize itself, denying the very existence of Palestinians. Following its occupation of the rest of historic Palestine in 1967, it tried to validate its colonial project while concurrently targeting any political platform that represented the Palestinian people. This endeavor was unsuccessful, thanks in part to the resistance of the Palestinians themselves, but also largely due to the enduring international support.

The Palestinian people owe a great deal to the many countries that have refused to adhere to such notions as "might makes right." More than 100 nations embraced the PLO’s declaration of Palestine in 1988, and now, many more have been added to the list.

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