from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The status of being a state, especially of the United States, rather than being a territory or dependency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being a state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of being a State.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or status of a state.
* Agreeing to an ongoing Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley even after Palestinian statehood is established, and stringent measures to prevent Palestinians from obtaining weapons;
So why pretend DC statehood is the important issue for representation? andrew Says:
But the very strongest reason to oppose DC statehood is just to avoid the election of Crack Head Marion Barry to the Senate.
Palestinian statehood is a "vital" component necessary for regional peace, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, in a message to mark Monday's annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
It is many things: a free association of free nations, a school in statehood for peoples progressing toward independence, and in any case, a source of strength and wisdom in the free world.
"Roadmaps" and "peace processes" which hold out the possibility (indeed, the likelihood) of near-term statehood tell the Palestinians that terrorism succeeds and that they can reap enormous benefits while continuing to work toward Israel's demise.
Already Netanyahu, who previously headed Israel's government in 1996-1999, shows signs of conciliation, promising to work toward Palestinian autonomy (but still avoiding the word statehood).
I know many (who advance the idea of statehood) may wish that the same was true for the general election in the fall.
And will he make clear, by his word and deed, that his goal in this conflict is Palestinian statehood, which is American policy and American's goal, and not the destruction of Israel, which, of course, America could never accept.
Q P.J., would the President have asked Chairman Arafat once again to sort of hold off on the idea of statehood?