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The status quo is being reinforced for Israel's benefit

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Palestine has been lost through decades of waiting, while the UN sets the scene to aid Israel's colonial plunder. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, now dissociated from his tenure, penned an op-ed for the Financial Times which was published in the aftermath of Israel's most recent bombing of Gaza. "It is time to acknowledge that the longstanding approach taken to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the international community has failed and a new one is required," he wrote. Better late than never, you might think.

However, less clear throughout the article is the international community's culpability in rendering a solution to the "conflict" impossible. It is not hindsight that made the former UN official realise the failure of the Oslo Accords, but decades of persisting in diplomatic engagement in favour of colonialism. There is a clear trajectory of dispossession which the UN consistently ignored, hence the blind adherence to Oslo and the........

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