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Sep 9, 2011

Belize recognizes Palestinian state

The government announced today that it is recognizing Palestine as a state. Belize is now on the same page with one hundred and twenty other countries who have also expressed support for Palestine’s statehood. A vote is expected by the end of this session of the United Nations General Assembly. The resolution requires the support of the two-thirds of the member states which translates to one hundred and twenty-eight countries. It would then go before the Security Council where the United States, a staunch ally to Israel, is a permanent member with veto power. Central America as well as the Caribbean countries of Suriname and Guyana are supporting the independent state of Palestine and the rest of CARICOM is likely to follow. In the making the announcement, the ministry of foreign affairs says it recognizes Palestine as a sovereign and independent state within its pre-1967 borders.

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11 Responses for “Belize recognizes Palestinian state”

  1. OeiginalWoman says:

    Cudos to Belize!!!! I am proud that the government did not support an Isreali state!!!

  2. Storm says:

    Why does GOB throw its lot in with the likes of Zimbabwe, Iran, North Korea, and every other terrorist-supporting nation in the world? Everyone knows MOST members of the UN are dictators.

    There is no honour in being in with that mob!

    Until the Palestinians publicly accept the right of Israel TO EXIST, and reject murder and terror, they should never be recognized by decent governments.

    I’m ashamed of GOB!

  3. Lucas says:

    Belize has the moral obligation to recognize and support the State-Hood of the Palestine People . But this moral obligation, gives Belize the AUTHORITY to demand the Palestinian to recognize the right of Israel to EXIST and that terrorism has no place in our society especially among brothers.

  4. Lenahoodrat says:

    what is there to be done storm?..It’s all a plot for what is to come..this is the time people from all nations to stand firm and accept the Glory of God before it is too late. Let’s not worry about political affairs we all know where it all stems from “satan the devil” let’s worry about our own souls and the lives we can save by spreading the word of God.

  5. OriginalWoman says:

    I am proud that the GOB took a stance against Isreal. Not all Palestinians are terrorists!! Just like not ALL Belizeans are in favor of the latest crime, and murder wave that is taking place now in Belize.

    There is NO HONOUR in the Prime Minister of Belize, meeting privately and regulary with notorious, known gang members of Belize!!! That is extremely SHAMEFUL!!! How about raising your voice against that!!!!

  6. siru says:

    Kudos to GOB. For those condemning GOB’s decision, read a little history on what happened to the Palestininians, and you will see that Israel is a darn bully. If a group of people come and forcefully remove me from my land I would do what the Palestinians have been doing for decades: fight back. Don’t drink the US/Israel soda and believe everything on CNN.

  7. junito says:

    WOW who and what gave Sedi the right to say that BELIZE supports a Palestinian State? Palestine is only a scapegoat for all Arab states to terrorize and to let other dumb countries take pity on them. Look if they so call peace loving arabs would love Palestine they would defer their funds in terror and invest that money in making Palestine a rich and prosperous state. Instead they send guns,bombs and missiles to the Palestinians to terrorize Israel. As to those that call Israelis occupiers it tell them they have NO knowledge of history. Simply Open a BIBLE and you will see they are in their righteous land. No Palestinian State until Palestine Themselves recognize Israel as a State.

  8. bzegal says:

    I agree with the GOB for standing up for the Palestinians. Israel is a big bully and responsible for many harms done throughtout the world. We have our own claim which we are fighting, so we should understand. Read your bible and you will see who owns that land. Open your minds not all Belizeans are gang members – right?

    Support Palestine – not all of them are terrorist, educate yourselves on how they are treated by the Isralies. That entire area is for the Arab world.

  9. EDGARLICAYCE says:

    SCENARIO…THE AMERICANS/BRITISH ALIGN IDEALOGIES WITH “THE CHOSEN ONES”…THE ARABS ARE “THE UNCHOSEN ONES”…REMEMBER…THE “IRAN/CONTRA AFFAIR”…THE SO CALLES “GOOD GUYS” SOLD AMMO TO MERCENARIES TO TAKE OUT A CENTRAL AMERICAN FIGURE…MONIES PASSED THRU NORTH AMERICA TO EUROPE ENDED UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AS A RESULT A WAR WAS WAGED IN A CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY…REALLY WHO ARE THE BAD AND UBLY GUYS…WHY DO YOU THINK GUATEMALA BUGS BELIZE OVER LAND…THEY ARE BEING BACKED BY THE SAME MERCENARIES WHO DEALT THE BLOW IN THE PREVIOUS SITUATION…HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF…JAH RULES

  10. John Boy,Carson,Ca says:

    I support a Homeland for the Palestinian people,but I do not support the violence towards Isreal.The same way they have a right to exist Isreal also have a right to exist.If I have to pick side I will side with Isreal.They are the only ally in that region the United States have.

  11. woman says:

    whoo feel it knows it.. i am a belizean living in israel for the past 8 years. What can you tell me when i am afraid to go on the bus because of suicide bombers, what can u say to the 13 year old daugther that found her parents and 5 siblings murdered by terroritss residing in palestine? what can you say to the families of the last attack a couple months ago where terrorists shot at busses carrying civililans to popular tourists destinations.what can you say about the constact missiles flyinf into israel from plaestine every day? They are poor, so they have the right to do this?

    How come when british troops were in belize, there was never a problem? how come belizeans understand peace? how come with the constant claim GUatemala has on belize, belizeans don’t resort to terrorists acts?because it is wrong, and belizeans are a good people!

    Yes palestine in poor just as my belize, but this doesnt give them the right to kill innocent people. Why do the deseve a state wwhen they do not recognize the harm SOME of thier people are doing and put an end to it? llook at all the uprising in the Middleeast, libya, egypt… what are their excuses? they are souverign stes, but yet still do not have peace with their own people. I;m sure when they do get a state, Palestine will be like this too, they depress their own people.

    Israel is a democratic country, jews, muslims, christians live here together. It is not my belize… but it is my home now and i have the right to live here in peace without having to worry if a rocket will fall on my house, if i should let my kid take the bus… all human beings deserve the right to live and be safe. who would not protect themsleves against danger?

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