Palestine & The UNís 4th Anniversary
This October 2000 issue marks the 4th anniversary of Palestine & The UN. However, the situation on the ground in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, is no reason for celebration. We had hoped that by this issue we would be celebrating the establishment of the Palestinian State and its permanent membership in the United Nations, as well as a region-wide peace in the Middle East. Not only has this not happened but the situation seems to be moving in the opposite direction towards continuous confrontation or maybe even worse. We hope nevertheless that it is not too late to salvage the peace process, which is conditional on addressing in a proper way the brutal and outrageous actions and positions against the Palestinian people. On our part, we will continue to present our readers with serious pieces and analysis, especially with regard to developments at the U.N.
Palestine & The UN