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Thursday, July 22, 2010

No Peace Without Justice: Just In Darfur??

Aha! So they can put these words together in this order! They are aware of this concept!

Now, to get over the Cold War and the Israel lobby (AIPAC) apply it to Israel...

Obama says no peace in Sudan without justice, urges cooperation with ICC


From: (Oct 2009)
As Justice Goldstone stated, “The ongoing lack of justice is undermining any hope for a successful peace process and reinforcing an environment that fosters violence.”
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Sadly, this article from 2005 is no less relevant in 2010...

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A more recent article from July 2010 distills the Israeli left and right's position on justice (and hence peace) and the one and two state solutions.

I had always thought the Israeli left the reasonable bunch. In general, though, they are for a two state solution with walls and separation. The new J Street Lobby is definitely in this camp.

The right, unexpectedly is exploring a one state solution. Sounds good, but their vision is not of a state for it's citizens, but rather a state for Jews in all of Mandate Palestine where Palestinian majorities will be gerrymandered out, loyalty oaths to the Jewish state will be demanded, and Palestinians will be second or third class citizens.

Anyway, the article gets you thinking about peace and justice in the one or two state contexts.

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