Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Costa Rica Recognizes Palestine

So Costa Rica recognizes Palestine, in order to promote peace and establish ties, as any reasonable country should. Israel can't handle it so much so that they "indefinitely postponed" a meeting between Costa Rican Preisdent Oscar Arias (who, it has to be noted, is also a Noble Peace Prize winner) and an Israeli diplomat.

I say good for Costa Rica and the other countries that recognize Palestine. I like Costa Rica and Ecuador even more for moving their embassies from Jerusalem to a less-controversial Israeli city, Tel Aviv. Yes, there are Islamic countries that still refuse to recognize Israel, but that's a stupid move on their part. Costa Rica has it right: don't cut off ties with Israel, but maintain relations with the eventually (and hopefully) state of Palestine.

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