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The two-state compromise normalises Israeli colonialism

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Following the signing of last year's Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump administration, the international community woke up to the normalisation of Israel's colonisation of Palestine; nobody seemed to be particularly averse to this. It is telling that while normalising relations between Israel and Arab states created a bit of a stir, the prior normalisation of Israel per se at an international level, first through its acceptance as a state and member of the UN, and later through the two-state compromise, upon which international consensus rests, must never be condemned.

The African Union's (AU) decision to accept Israel as an observer state has been criticised as yet another achievement for the state's diplomatic gains against the Palestinian people and rightly so. Africa still bears the scars of its own colonial history; the AU members ought to have known better than to lend their support to another settler-colonial entity which has been described as an "apartheid" state. If anyone knows the evils of........

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