Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coming Soon No Matter What: Palestine, the State

The world community in the form of the UN has presented Israel with this Hobson's choice (i.e. no choice)--either it makes huge concessions to Palestinians for the sake of "peace" (ha!) or the UN will recognize "Palestine" sans an agreement:
JERUSALEM — With revolutionary fervor sweeping the Middle East, Israel is under mounting pressure to make a far-reaching offer to the Palestinians or face a United Nations vote welcoming the State of Palestine as a member whose territory includes all of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Authority has been steadily building support for such a resolution in September, a move that could place Israel into a diplomatic vise. Israel would be occupying land belonging to a fellow United Nations member, land it has controlled and settled for more than four decades and some of which it expects to keep in any two-state solution...
You would think that what with the "revolutionary fever"--what normal, rational people might call a complete civil implosion pending Islamists taking control and imposing sharia--another failed, despotic Arab state (actually, two failed statelets, one in Gaza the other in the W.B.) is about the last thing the world needs.

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