Harry Potter star Emma Watson expressed support for Palestine on social media, and all Azkaban broke loose.
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The past week has seen the promise of peace shattered, first by an Israeli incursion into Gaza (7 Palestinian, 1 Israeli dead), then Gaza’s rocket retaliation (1 Israeli Palestinian dead), then Israel’s retaliation (7 Palestinians dead). Israel’s defense minister has resigned, and a new, fragile ceasefire is in effect.
A UN bloc of 135 countries, 80% of the world’s population, has chosen Palestine as its next leader. The US and Israel object. To Palestine, it is part of the road to statehood.
Nikki Haley yet again stands nearly alone against world opinion: the UN resolution condemning Israel passed, amendment condemning Hamas failed to pass.