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Mana Calls On Govt To Support Un Recognition Of Palestine

Mana Calls On Government To Support Un Recognition Of Palestine

Mana spokesperson John Minto is calling on Foreign Minister Murray McCully to support the Palestinian appeal to the United Nation for recognition of a Palestinian state.

Mr Minto says 63 years of Palestinian oppression is an international embarrassment and New Zealand should get on the right side of history and vigorously back the Palestinian cause.

He says Peace in the Middle East can only come through justice and Justice is on the Palestinian side.

“MANA believes in self determination and extends to the Palestinian people who have suffered terribly from a 40 year brutal Israeli occupation, all the hope that their latest attempt at recognition at the UN is successful.

“We also want the Government to condemn Israel for continuing to block peace efforts.

“A number of us in the MANA movement have been long supporters of the Palestinian cause, which is something Maori who have been battling sovereignty can readily identify with.”

Mr Minto says when even conservative publications such as the NZ Herald are supporting Palestine entering the UN http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10753437 you know the tide of the debate has turned.

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