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Jakarta Post

Seeking long-lasting justice and peace in Palestine

  • Fadi Elhusseini

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 1 2012   /  09:02 am

Nov. 29 marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People as per the anniversary of United Nations resolution 181. This year and every year, many commemorative activities take place all over the world to express support for the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, especially the exercise of the right of self-determination.

But this year is different. It is noticeable for an extraordinary event, which saw the United Nations vote for the recognition of the state of Palestine on Thursday. A total of 132 countries have already recognized Palestine as a state, but on a bilateral basis. However, the recognition by the UN General Assembly will have a different, yet, substantial impact on the long-lasting Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Many analysts have already discussed the grounds and benefits of such recognition. But one can say that the utmost and ...