In my opinion, you are right that the GA step should have come first, but I wouldn’t call the Palestinians inept. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 21.11.11 | 02:46 (IST)

    They have to act according to the imperatives of their supporters and would-be supporters, many factors of which may be totally obscured to people who have no inside track. One thing for sure, the Palestinians have the best political and legal advice that money can buy. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are pouring millions every year into insuring they get it, so I would not call them inept. Besides I disagree with you and Abbas and Strenger about the Palestinian rejection of partion. In the context of 1947, the Arabs couldn’t have behaved differently and everyone in their position would have done the same. To say that it was a mistake to refuse the partition in 1947 is tantamount to saying that the Palestinians should accept all the facts on the ground that Israel has created since 1967. This is the logical corollary of Mr. Abbas’s mea culpa, and I am sure that he did not think it through.

    from the article: Jordan King to visit Ramallah, discuss Palestinian unity government with Abbas
    First published 22:58 20.11.11 | Last updated 22:58 20.11.11
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