Declare statehood unilaterally and it's its going to force Obama to use the US veto in the UN and kill the idea otherwise it could cost him the election in 2012. If he does use it all his sucking up to the islamic world will be over and he will be seen as in Isrsel's pocket. Assuming the palestinians went to the UN it wouldn't change any real issues on the ground. Israel would defy the UN over settlements, it certainly won't give up Jerusalem. Assuming Israel does remove most the settlements to get over the anger of the palestinians going to the UN direct it will make life hell for the palestinian state to such an extent it will never survive. The palestinian state needs for the sake of trade & convenience a secure corridor going through Israel which the UN can't give and so chances are Israel will intentionally refuse to give them any passage so the only way to get between the 2 halves of the state will be air travel and nobody is going to invest in a country without roads. The UN can't force Israel to share water so Israel won't share the water sources it controls. Israel will abuse its position to teach the palestinians a lesson. Eventually the palestinian leadership will have to accept they need to negotiate a solution but by then it will be to late because any negotiation especially if it involved giving or trading land would be treated as treachery. If the palestinians are looking for another 60 years of war and one that will destroy their state then they will rush to the UN. They should remeber that right now they have a US president who hates Israel just as much as they do and if they are patient he will support their cause. Abbas might not be able to base talks on a series of pre conditions but Obama is on his side. Rush to the UN and he looses Obama who Abbas would have humiliated by forcing him to chose between Israel & the 2012 election or his new alliance with the muslim world. It will also be a slap in Obamas face who has been trying to help Abbas.
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