How Israel’s US-backed impunity helped break the UN system

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Political leaders addressing the question of Palestine love to call on the parties to return to “negotiations.” They may also pronounce their support for the “two-state solution.” By paying lip service to this magic formula they exonerate themselves from any action. It is noncommittal and most importantly it does not upset the Israelis. The latest world leader to repeat this mantra was US President Joe Biden, at the recent UN General Assembly. While expressing his belief that a two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a “Jewish democratic state,” Biden acknowledged, “We …

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