The problem is the absence of critical-level support for the two-state in Israel. I know most Israelis approve of the idea, but quiz them and you will find that their notion of a Palestinian state are unacceptable to the Arabs. If the circumstances were different and enough Israelis were in favor of a Palestinian state as the Arabs envisage it, then there would be no lack of politicians who would run on that ticket. You would not need an aging convict. Circumstances may change if the Palestinians successfully obtain statehood and then follow up on that by using the ICC. That may convince Israelis that they have hit a wall and try a different route. But the Palestinians MUST follow up at the ICC, otherwise there is no point in statehood.
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