Last week the Palestinians got the United Nations to vote in favor of making them a non-member state attending UN meetings. I am against this not only because I am a strong supporter of Israel, but also because the Palestinians aren’t really a nation. Michael Savage defines a nation as “borders, language and culture.” How does “Palestine” measure up against that? Borders = nobody regards the current borders as permanent, this is the Middle East, after all! Language = there are at least twenty Arab states already, so naturally they speak Arabic. Culture = ditto.
Only eight countries voted on the same side as Israel: the United States, Canada, Panama, the Czech Republic, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and Nauru. Note that four of them are in the South Pacific. I heard once from Victor Schlatter, a retired Wycliffe translator who worked for thirty years in Papua New Guinea, that the South Pacific is the least anti-Semitic place in the world, because Christian missionaries forgot to teach it to the natives. Well, here’s the proof!