April 10, 2014

UN Is Now the Best Hope for a Palestinian State

John Judis, The New Republic

The Associated Press

The Israeli government is not only opposed to U.N. implementation of Resolution 242. It has vigorously denounced the Palestinians for signing the 15 treaties, even though they have no effect on Israel and threatened reprisals. “Unilateral moves by Palestinians will be met by unilateral moves by Israel,” Netanyahu declared last Sunday. These moves could include, Israeli cabinet officials warned, withholding taxes that Israel, as the occupying power, collects for the Palestinians—an unconscionable act that would amount to simple theft. What appears to concern the Israelis is not the 15 treaties themselves, but the fact that the Palestinians signed them as a state and that they now threaten to go beyond the 15.

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TAGGED: John Kerry, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, Palestine, United Nations, UN

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