Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A question

On Friday, Palestine is expected to apply for membership of the UN, effectively (re)declaring a Palestinian state. This will kick of a diplomatic shitstorm, highlighting the isolation of Israel and its patron, the United States.

So, here's a question: how will New Zealand vote? Our history as a supporter of human rights and internationalism would suggest that we would vote in favour. But the current government has shown itself to be more than willing to compromise on that where American interests are concerned.

I think its time they were put on the spot about this. Does National support human rights and the right of all peoples to self-determination? Or are they just American toadies? Voting minds want to know.