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Why would the US support Kosovo statehood but not Palestinian recognition?
What makes them similar or different?
Does it mean that only friends of the US deserve statehood?
What about friends of Russia like Abkhazia?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
This site http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/conflicts/isr... answers your question. Or raises more questions, it's a site called Open Democracy after all.
Kosovo is more similar to Israel than Palestine. The only similarity with Palestine is the wish to be independent.
Kosovo's independence is a matter of safety from Serbia, who tried to exterminate them in the Kosovo War like the Bosnians (Srebenica Massacre), simply because they were Muslim (although Kosovars don't care about religion, so they don't see themselves as Muslim). Palestine is safe from Israel, Israel isn't from them (a poll lately showed that 73% of all Palestinians wanted to kill the Jews)
Israel recognizes Palestinians existence, despite them being immigrants to Israel, and offers them the RIGHT for a two state solution. Serbia says Kosovo is Serbia (Kosovo je Srbija), therefore it doesn't have RIGHT to exist, despite Kosovo has been known as an Albanian habited territory since antiquity (Serbians came to Europe in th 7th century, from a place they call White Serbia, so much much later)
- wichitaor1Lv 710 years ago
The United States and western Europe supported statehood for Kosovo after intervening in genocide of Kosovor Albanians by Serbs. Kosovo never vowed to wipe out Serbia or refused to accept their existence.
Palestinians had a chance for statehood in 1948, just like Israel, but the Arab nations of Syria, Egypt, and Jordan occupied those areas first and held them until Israeli occupation after the Six Day War of 1967. No Palestinian state existed before or since. The Palestinians would have a better chance if they would stop threatening Israel and accept Israel's right to exist.
- Anonymous5 years ago
try teaching your self. for the reason which you seem downright stupid for the information you're unaware of. information which incorporate those: "Who can challenge the rights of the Jews in Palestine? stable Lord, traditionally that's your u . s . a .." -Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, Arab Mayor of Jerusalem, writing 112 years in the past in 1899. The Palestine Liberation employer replaced into based in 1964 to strengthen the explanation for Palestinian nationalism. yet Article 24 of the PLO's very own shape admits they have not any justification for an self reliant Palestinian u . s . a . in what the international refers to as Palestine: "This company would not workout any territorial sovereignty over the West financial employer (Judea and Samaria.), the Gaza Strip and Himmah." in factor of actuality that's all merely a Jordanian land-seize disguised as a phony nationalist circulate. The PLO's very own management publicly admitted it replaced into 34 years in the past in 1977: "The Palestinian human beings would not exist. The introduction of a Palestinian state is merely a skill for persevering with our conflict against the state of Israel for our Arab solidarity. For tactical reasons, Jordan, that's a sovereign state with defined borders, can't strengthen claims to Haifa and Jaffa. at an identical time as as a Palestinian, i can positively call for Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. besides the fact that, the 2nd we reclaim our precise to all of Palestine, we can't wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan." - Zahir Muhsein, PLO govt Committee member, in a March 31, 1977 interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw. The PLO admits it has no justification for arising a Palestinian state. The PLO admits its purpose to sell-out Palestinians to Jordan if a state is created. those are the chilly no longer uncomplicated information of history. what's your excuse for no longer understanding them? And understanding them, how can all and sundry help Palestinian statehood?
- Anonymous10 years ago
Kosovo and the Albanian people have always been staunch allies of the US. The Serbs have been our enemies since Milosevic took over the crumbling Socialist Yugoslavia in the end of the 1980s.
By contrast, most Arab nations have been enemies of the United States since Nasser aligned Egypt with the USSR in the 1950s. Israel was the pro-American bulwark of democracy, and it generally is considered to be so.
Remember that on 9/11, Palestinians ululated and passed sweets to each other in celebration.
- 10 years ago
Kosovo is a foothold for the corporations that run the U.S. imperial machine.
In the Middle East, it's the Palestinians' -opponent- who serves as a Wall Street/DC proxy.
You didn't think it had anything to do with human rights, did you?
.Source(s): an anti-zionist of Jewish ancestry
- 10 years ago
The Palestinians stole the land many years ago from Israel. It has been returned to Israel why should we recognize theft of land?
Kosovo is a country unto themselves.
That is the difference
- ?Lv 610 years ago
Yugoslavia (Serbia) has not shown loyalty by flexing any muscle on behalf of the master. Therefore, they have not won status of offshoot military base.
- ?Lv 410 years ago
The People of Kosovo are not terrorists.
- 10 years ago
Bomb-belts are a real difference-maker.