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Japan to host East Asian nations' meeting on Palestinian aid

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The intersting part here is the wording. This is about financial support of the "Palestinian Authority", and not of assisting the Palestinian people. In other words, one invests in its own interest, instead of simply helping.

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This shows how naive the Japanese system is: they decide to support Palestinians despite all their terror activities, only because they Show themselves to be Weak and Dominated by Israel. These Muslim Palestinians have the Shariah rule of killing anyone who believes in more than one god (Shintos take note) or make sacred rock statues which are considered idolatry (Buddhists take note). Still they will be happy to take all your money because their God fooled you into doing it. Naive Japanese politicians could take notes ...

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The intersting part here is the wording. This is about financial support of the "Palestinian Authority", and not of assisting the Palestinian people. In other words, one invests in its own interest, instead of simply helping.

Could just be poor wording on the part of the AFP writer. I agree though, it is rather clumsy. One assumes that it will be earmarked for the Palestinian Authority to improve physical and social infrastructure, policing, agriculture, or whatever else needs attention in Palestine. Or in preparation for execution of whatever final decision is made regarding the two-state solution.

Talks probably won't go any better though. Although both sides agree in principle to the two-state solution, it always flies apart on specifics: East Jerusalem; land swaps; the settlements; right to return. The recent elections in Israel have promised a more moderate stance, curbing Likud's hawkish tendencies, but I'm not sure it will be enough. We've been here too many times before.

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What I find most interesting is that it is the East Asian nations that are meeting to discuss financial aid to the Palestinians instead of the Middle Eastern and gulf countries, who always appear so eager to verbally come to their defense. Awash in unimaginable oil wealth and building gilded palace after gilded palace, I wonder why they provide only a fraction of that humanitarian aid? Hmm ..... interesting.

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@Fuacis

These are not just words.

The "Palestinian Authority" are the guys that the US and Israel want to deal with. The Palestinians themselves democratically elected the "bad" guys and proved that they are not yet ripe for democracy.

So again, you need to add "whatever is in the interest of the US/Isarel" when it comes to your statement: "One assumes that it will be earmarked for the Palestinian Authority to improve physical and social infrastructure, policing, agriculture, or whatever else needs attention in Palestine. Or in preparation for execution of whatever final decision is made regarding the two-state solution"

And remember, at the moment the palestinian/israel question is only in second place whenit comes to urgency. Its about Syria at the moment, so the Iran liberation can be started.

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Hopefully the 'East Asian nations' will decide to find ways to get needed aid to the Palestinian people, giving money to the PA is financing the occupation. Unfortunately my Canadian gov is without honor and all our money goes to the PA by way of (of course) Israel.

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Japan could indeed lead the way to a new relationship with Palestine and a new hope for it's people.

http://www.waste-management-world.com/articles/2013/02/japan-backs-waste-recycling-projects-in-palestine.html

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@AriesKJJ Japan's problem is its desasterous econmic politics of the last 20 years. Which one has to add to the worldwide crisis. So, in times like these it does not make much sense to ask from Japan, what you are asking. THis is not a game, this is real politics. You show support to the wrong people, you pay the price. And Japan most certainly is not really famous for clever politics.....

Yes, the Palestinians do need help, and the way this people has been treated by the rest of the world in past 70 years is embarrassing for anyone calling himself a human being. But reality asks what can they do for anybody in return? What is the upside in going against the US, against the jewish state, and the rest of the politically correct thinking world? Nothing much, right?

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Asia has no money for this mess started by the US and Britain, they should pay and Asian countries, esp Japan should use all possible financial resources to make its own economy stronger. To aid Myanmar, maybe, for some interests in the region...Palestine???!!!

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I am sure they would take the money. Just remember that non violent Muslims are simply those who are unwilling to carry out the violent mandate of the Qur'an and yet they definitely support Islam. They are not Muslim for nothing.

So, let Indonesia make any such financial contribution from their Muslim majority. Or send support through Israel. But Japan has its own financial interests. It might be better to keep the funds for domestic development.

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