Everybody is competing to show how much they agree to the idea of a palestinian state either by creating embassies or like the Latin American countries saying we recognize a palestinian state for abit of prestige ( not because they care about the cause ) but whilst everybody else is recognizing it the palestinians themselves have not formerly declared statehood. Its like saying Neil Armstrong is the first man on the moon before he has even gone there. All this recignition in advance only makes talks harder because when Obama or Bibi says to Abbas lets sit down and hold serious negotiations Abbas sys no they all recognize my state just look and assuming he agrees to talk as soon as we make a single demand he doesn't like he will just walk away and say look everybody else backs my state so why should I be expected to compromise on anything its either my way or the highway. No matter how many Latin American countries recognize this state or how many give them embassies unless there is a negotiated solution with Israel this state will exist in theory only because Israel will destroy it economically through not providing vital transport links, it won't share water with the palestinians and there is already talk of stop providing electricity to Gaza. Israel would be in within its rights not to give electricity to an entity who it has no responsibility for. All the other things its capable of doing quite legally. These things come as a rewards from a negotiated solution. Israel is the only one that is able to decide if this state will be stillborn or weather it will have a chance at life.
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