December 18, 2012

Palestinians' Choice: State or Struggle

Hussein Ibish, The National

At a recent gathering in Washington, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad stated with impressive clarity, precision and unusual honesty for a political leader, that recent events constituted a "doctrinal defeat" for the Ramallah leadership.

Recent months have, time and again, delivered serious blows to the doctrines that underlie the PA and PLO strategies: state and institution building on the ground, combined with diplomatic activities at the bilateral and multilateral efforts designed to achieve statehood for the Palestinians.

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TAGGED: Palestinian Authority, PLO, Hamas, Palestinians


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The National
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