Palestinians deserve to gain full state status

Let me be the first to congratulate the Palestinians on their recognition of status of state in the United Nations. For too long, they have struggled against the Israeli apartheid and oppression. I hope they take this opportunity to seriously participate in the peace process and eventually gain full state status. As for the lack of U.S. and Israeli support, the majority of the world has spoken and cannot be wrong.

Michael J. Bowen

Gulf War veteran