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Puerto Rico, Not Israel, May Soon Become the 51st State

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In a two-part referendum held on Tuesday, Puerto Rico voted in favor of becoming a U.S. State.

Congress would need to approve Puerto Rico’s full entry into the Union, if this move goes forward.

Puerto Rico became an American territory in 1898, an it’s residents acquired U.S. citizenship in 1917, but the 3.7 million Puerto Ricans living on the island aren’t allowed to vote in U.S. elections unless they are actually living in the U.S. 4.6 million Puerto Ricans live within the United States.

It looks like Israel may lose it’s unofficial title as “The 51st State”.

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10 Responses to “Puerto Rico, Not Israel, May Soon Become the 51st State”

  1. Hinda Blas says:

    I want to live in Amer-i-ka….(west side story). I'm glad it is not Israel. Israel does not need to be abused by this administration.

  2. Myriam Obadia says:

    Considering that, as a territory they already have the burdens, it would make sense that the also get the rights. As far as Israel is concerned, it would be a great disadvantage to be any more subordinated to the States than we are.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Maybe it is not such a bad thing that Puerto Rica becomes the 51st state because if the then start calling Israel the 52nd state this would give Israel the numerical equivalent or value of 7 which is the number of completion. But let us face it Israel does not need it as it outstanding by itself.

  4. Moshe Novick says:

    We never were candidates to American statehood, we love America and Americans, but we value our independence still more, albeit we would enjoy a mutual defense pact.Obama has made civility between our leaders an impossible task. He would have us give up on an undivided Jerusalem, and defensible borders. He would have a two state solution, totally at the expense of Israeli security, and the loss of all our Holy Places, our history, our reasons for being here.He would give the Arabs Jerusalem, or at least a major part of it, a major part of Judea and Samaria.Judea is from where we got the name Jews[ Ju =Jew ] Samaria is the territory of Biblical Israel before the split into two Kingdoms, Israel and [Jew dea,] Judea, It cannot be made to happen.The Arabs refuse to recognize Israel as the Jewish State because they wish to change the demographics by making Israel accept the idea of a right? of Arabs and their prodigy to come to live in Israel, even though they say they want a two state solution they want to be sovereign in both of them. And in Palestine they wish to be Yudenrein =free of Jews. That's right not a single Jew to be allowed to live in Palestine under pain of death. But Mr. Obama would have all Americans believe that it is Israel that is intransigent, not the Arabs.

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