The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.
Sixty-five years ago it was far from obvious that Israel would survive; it was even far from obvious that a Jewish state would be created in the first place. In 1947, I attended a most remarkable meeting.
Senador Puertorriqueño has a lovely ring to it, and it's just the kind of moniker a presidential aspirant would love to tout if he's trying to pull off another upset in Sunday's primary. The only problem? Rick Santorum was my senator, and I've never heard of that.
To solve the pressing emergency on the Island, Puerto Ricans will have to stand up, work hard, be united, combat ignorance, learn to love their land and respect it, come together as a people and sit -as equals- to negotiate.
So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.
The Palestinian President has always maintained that he opposes an armed third intifada, as this in his opinion would lead to the slaughter of the Palestinians. What he did in New York this week was almost a civil intifada.
The United States should support the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state. It is time for Obama to deliver on the promise he made in Cairo to use his authority not to defend the deadly status quo but to end it.
A new bill is designed to craft an artificial majority for statehood where none exists now. Every time the people of Puerto Rico have been consulted on this issue through a plebiscite they've said no to Statehood.