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    • dyspeptic sceptic
    • 13.09.09 | 09:22 (IDT)

    The PA can announce it will announce it's statehood, but until there is a social, physical and economic infrastructe it will not be a viable state. And more important, until the virtual civil war with Hamas is resovled intelligently there can be no functional state. Of the 22 Arab states, there is no single democracy, and the volatile nature of Palestinian politics almost guarantees that it will not be either. Strong arm tactics, tribal loyalties, subordination of woman and minorities mean another dysfunctional entity that will only agree about hostility to Israel, which is not the basis for a functional state. Anounce all you want, PA, it's a change of character and ideology that is needed for true Palestinian statehood, and that means courage and realism, suits in which you have been notoriously weak.

    from the article: EU sources: Terms set for renewal of Israel-PA talks
    First published 01:31 13.09.09 | Last updated 10:41 13.09.09
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