Sunday, November 24, 2013

US Supports Autonomy for Occupied Territory

But not for Israel.



The United States said Friday that a plan drawn up by Morocco regarding the autonomy of Western Sahara was "serious, realistic and credible" ahead of a meeting between President Barack Obama and King Mohammed VI.

"Morocco's autonomy plan is serious, realistic and credible," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.  "It represents a potential approach that can satisfy the aspirations of the people in the Western Sahara to run their own affairs in peace and dignity."


Wait, didn't Menachem Begin suggest that?



deegee said...

95% of Palestinians in the PA are under Palestinian civil control and of course 100% in Gaza. Isn't that autonomy?

NormanF said...

Yisrael -

It begs the obvious question - why is autonomy good enough for the Western Saharans but not good enough for the Palestinian Arabs?

In other words, why the blatant hypocrisy? Surely the Western Saharans are also deserving of statehood. But that's not an urgent matter in Washington.

Only Israel is expected to upgrade the status of autonomous territory. Even if that runs counter to Israel's interests.