September 20, 2011
Why Abbas Wants to Lose the UN Vote
Noah Feldman, Bloomberg
Faced with a continuing impasse in negotiations, Abbas is thinking outside the box. Perhaps inspired by the Arab Spring, he is pursuing nonviolent diplomacy, often the road not taken in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. And it turns out that, appearances to the contrary, he has more options than immediate defeat.
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