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Is Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh supporting a one-state solution for Palestine?

By Ali Abunimah – The Electronic Intifada –  09/19/2011

Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives that seems to support formal Israeli apartheid. Or does it in fact support a one-state solution with equal voting rights for Israelis and Palestinians alike?

Walsh was elected last year in Illinoi’s 8th Congressional District (north and west suburbs of Chicago) with strong Tea Party support.

Walsh has also introduced legislation to cut $600 million of funding the United States gives to the Palestinian Authority.

Walsh’s House Resolution 394 calls for:

Supporting Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.

“Judea and Samaria” is the name Israel gives to the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

After a lengthy preamble setting out standard Israel lobby talking points, the draft bill declares:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives firmly supports Israel’s right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.

There’s just one tiny catch. What happens to the almost three million Palestinians who live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank if they are annexed by Israel?

Does Israel then have the “right” to expel them? Do they live under permanent second class status, as African Americans did before US Civil Rights legislation, or like blacks in South Africa under apartheid?

Or is Walsh actually proposing a one-state solution in which Palestinians get to vote in Israeli elections?

Walsh is mysteriously silent on this crucial point. I have put the question to him via Twitter (@RepJoeWalsh):

Ali Abunimah .@RepJoeWalsh If Israel annexes West Bank as you propose, should Palestinians living there get equal voting rights? Yes or no? cc @RJCHQ
Sep 19 via Twitter for MacFavoriteRetweetReply

He’s an avid and active Twitter user, so let’s see if he has an answer for this straightforward query.

September 19, 2011 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism


  1. The Zionist Entity is an enterprise of conquest, and only when this racist system is fully dismantled, a one-state solution for Palestine will be possible.

    Comment by B.Benhamid | September 19, 2011

  2. I would say that it is Israel and it’s sysadmins have, Palestinian, Lebanese, British, Iraqi, Turkish, and American blood on their hands!

    Since the terrorist who were wrongfully given land that the UN had no right to do in 1948 anymore than did Israel to annex the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 or attack the USS Liberty, other than for a covert action to sink it with all life lost and falsely place the blame the Egyptians, with the expectation that their co-conspirator in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and now elected President Lyndon B. Johnson; two drop two hydrogen bombs on Cairo, Egypt. Watch 26 minutes into ‘Dead In The Water’

    9/11 was exactly the same level of co-conspiracy as was a nuking of Cairo that could have caused WW Two, and that is not merely my opinion!

    Israels is a rogue state, an outlaw state, one that should be expelled from the UN with full cutoff of all areas and arenas, and is really-really asking for it!

    Aside from the decades of being in wanton gross violations of UN Resolution 224 and 338 are about, and then though binding, Israel has adamantly defied the resolutions. Now, it arrogantly arrogates unto itself the presumption that the hypocrisy of the thief to demand the rightful owner to rightful want that is lawfully theirs!

    A proposition needs formulation on this matter. Palestine for the Palestinians or for the gangster-racist-war criminals, who masquerade as our friends and allies, while the loot and murder us, drag us into wars by bribery and total propaganda in the privately owned public relations, which is also a war crime and we hang a NAZI newspaper man in Germany for that at Nuremberg for his editorials.

    Think of Colin Powell at the UN tying through his teeth knowingly, a war crime that carried the death penalty at that time, the War Crimes Act of 1996. And likewise would apply to the talking heads, false witnesses, executives censoring and firing dissenting points of view as well as rightful firing.

    Having gotten away with everything, they are all the more treacherous and of course free to do it, and thereby emboldened. 9/11 most certainly proved that!

    Israel’s criminal intransigence must be countered by being checkmated militarily, diplomatically, financially, electronically, and deportation of all Israelis as security risk, after screening to ascertain if they are espionage agents, and if so, who are the sayanim zealots a million strong in the USA! How many got jobs at TSA and other positions to be as ultimately useful in as many ways as possible, and we can be sure they are, and we know people who follow such directives as a honor, and you have to question their reliability as a friend on the bases of honesty for openers!

    Are the Tea Party Zionist dupes proving to be useful idiots, or shock troops who will be deployed and given a snap of the fingers of Rahm Emanuel as did Obama in the oval office of President Obama, I think they were heading to take a shower together. If so, you can be sure that the Mossad has it with Rahm being then the chief of staff.

    Seen any sayanims lately?

    Comment by Bill Mitchell | September 19, 2011

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