While we wait for the outcome of the municipal elections in South Africa i may as well stick with politics and tell you that US President Barack Obama has delivered a Middle East Speech in which he called for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the creation of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders.
He went to say: “The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.”
I’m no political analyst, but i’m guessing Israel is not gonna be too stoked about this.
“WASHINGTON — Forcefully stepping into an explosive Middle East debate, President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel to accept that it can never have a truly peaceful nation based on “permanent occupation.”
Obama’s urging that a Palestinian state be based on 1967 borders — before the Six Day War in which Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza — was a significant shift in the U.S. approach and seemed certain to anger Israel.”[NYPost]
Soooooooooooooo…did the DA win in Jo’burg yet?
I heard that Helen Zille would run down Camps Bay in full Ed Hardy gear if that happens.