The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a resolution adopted on 29 November 1947 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The resolution noted Britain's planned termination of the British Mandate for Palestine and recommended the partition of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab... The resolution included a highly detailed description of the recommended boundaries for each proposed state.
An editorial in the Observer titled A Palestinian state is a moral right begins with the following words.
For the Zionist movement seeking an independent state of Israel, desire became reality in November 1947, when the General Assembly of the United Nations passed Resolution 181 supporting the establishment of a Jewish state in a partitioned Palestine.
November 1947 was also a time when an Arab state in Palestine could have become reality. But, the Arabs rejected it and went to war. The Observer is of the opinion that the rejection which led to thousands of people being killed and years of conflict should be rewarded.
...As British ministers deliberate how they will vote in the Security Council, they are confronted with the choice between what is morally right – supporting a Palestinian state – and hypocrisy justified in the name of pragmatism.
Read full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/18/observer-editorial-palestine-statehood
Robert Morrison begins his article about Palestinian statehood with the following joke.
Two men in Tsarist Russia were being led out to a firing squad: one, a humble tailor, the other a wild anarchist. As the Tsarist officer in charge of the firing squad tried to put a blindfold on the condemned anarchist, the young militant recoiled. He would face death unblinkingly, he said bravely. Alarmed, his fellow Jew interceded: "Please, don't make trouble!"
He opines, "a Palestinian state will be a new base for terrorists. That's all the PLO ever was or ever will be. We need a new Terroristan like we need a loch im kopf (Yiddish for a hole in the head.)"
Read full article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/please_mr_netanyahu_dont_make_trouble.html
So there you have it. Morally right or a loch im kopf?