Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Palestinian recognition

John V. Whitbeck: The Shape of Palestinian Statehood:
On December 17, Bolivia extended diplomatic recognition to the State of Palestine within its full pre-1967 borders (all of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem). Coming soon after the similar recognitions by Brazil and Argentina, Bolivia's recognition brought to 106 the number of UN member states recognizing the State of Palestine
That number is amazing. I don't remember any states recognizing the Confederacy, and I think Tibet was only formally recognized by one tiny neighbor, Mongolia. (Yes, Tibet and the Confederacy sent out ambassadors and did their best to act as if they were nations, but formal recognition eluded them.)