Happy Birthday, Palestine!
Our hearts rejoiced as we watched the landslide U.N. General Assembly vote to upgrade Palestine to non-member observer state status on Nov. 29-exactly 65 years ago to the day when the General Assembly voted to partition mandatory Palestine (see pp. 8-11 for views on this historic event). To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
The Time Was Right to Do What's Right.
We cheered along with Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, and diaspora Palestinians scattered across the planet. Palestinian American Samar Najia described the mixed emotions in her home in the Washington, DC suburbs that night. "We were crying with joy and wishing my …