International recognition for Palestine
If you follow my web log at all, you know that I like maps and charts as a way to convey information. There is a lot of good information in the map above.
One of the things that this map shows is that most of the world gives some sort of acknowledgement of the existence both the Israeli and Palestinian nations.
The biggest exception is a bloc of Muslim nations, including all the nations except Egypt and Jordan that declared war on Israel in 1948, plus Bhutan (!) and North Korea. Even though the United States is Israel’s chief ally and supporter, the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan, which were put in power by the United States, refuse to recognize the legitimacy of Israel as a nation. Likewise Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Indonesia, all U.S. allies, refuse recognition.
Very few nations are found on the corresponding opposite side, refusing to…
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