Politicians listen to zealots, statesmen do not - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Beauchard
    • 19.09.11 | 16:37 (IDT)

    According to international observers, the Palestinian (west bank) economy and institutions can support an independent state, if they continue to recieve a lot of financial aid. A remarkable positive achievement. However, Abbas has decided to refuse all compromises and go to the Security Council now. The zealots will applaud. As a result of Abbas's decision the Palestinian economy and institutions will most probably implode from a lack of external financial aid. Who cares if stomachs are empty? Not the zealots and the politicians who pander to them. Statesmen care, but they are not to be found in the Middle East.

    from the article: Abbas predicts 'very difficult' time for Palestinians after UN bid
    First published 10:26 19.09.11 | Last updated 10:26 19.09.11
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