November 30, 2012
How the U.N. Will Destroy Leftists' Dreams of a 'Two-State Solution'
Never have so many fretted so much about so little. The Palestinian Authority has gotten the United Nations General Assembly to recognize it as a non-member state. They have appeared and spoken before the General Assembly many times in the past as observers. Whatever the Palestinian Authority thinks they are accomplishing by this unilateral maneuver, they are not. The left wing believes this is a first step to assuring a two-state solution. It is not. In fact, it essentially eliminates any possibility of a two-state solution for many decades to come. Israel now has an excuse to simply ignore Abbas. He has violated the Oslo accords by acting unilaterally, and there is no longer any justification to pressure Israel to negotiate. Moreover, Hamas will never accept Abbas's authority over one square inch of "Palestinian" land, just as they will never agree to accept the legitimacy of the State of Israel. That means, at best, that what the...(Read Full Article)