Evo Morales stood for Palestine, shunned Israel | Op-eds – Gulf News
On December 22, 2010, Morales followed his decision of severing ties with Israel with officially recognising the State of Palestine as an independent and sovereign State. The Bolivian move was clearly part of a coordinated South American effort to show greater solidarity with the Palestinian people, as it came at the heels of a similar decision made by Brazil and Argentina.
– Ramzy Baroud
Bolivia, in fact, all of South America is a contested space between Israel, which seeks to further its alliances behind traditional western support, and Palestine, which is constantly vying for greater and more meaningful international solidarity. Since his advent to power in 2006, Morales slowly but firmly shifted his country’s politics closer to Palestine, and away from Israel.