Realpolitik in the "world" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Beauchard
    • 13.04.11 | 17:42 (IDT)

    Politics is usually different to the wishful thinking of ideological and religious zealots. In September the US will veto a Security Council proposal to the General Assembly on making Palestine a member state of the UN. Obama wants to be re-elected next year. The GA will still vote to make Palestine a member. The vote has no legality as it will not be taken after a positive proposal from the Security Council (Rule 136). Palestine will not be a member of the UN. Of course, there will be a lot of Israel- bashing. What happens next? An irate Congress votes to stop all aid to Palestine. If the UN gives aid, it will vote to reduce the US payment to the UN with the sum of the aid. And the EU? The biggest supporters of unilateral independence for Palestine are the PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain). They want EU money for themselves. Besides that, look at the internal politics of the EU member states. There are no EU countries that support more aid to Palestine. So where will the $5 billion have to come from? From the "world"of course. The Muslim dictatorships, the Asian dictatorships, the African dictatorships, China, Russia, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. I do not think Fayyad will get his $5 billion from them. Even more telling: it is now in Israel's interest to interfere with Palestinian economic growth. Netanyahu will.The Palestinians had a fantastic hand. Their economic and civic progress has been remarkable. They just had to overplay their hand.

    from the article: Palestinians to U.S.: Revive peace talks before we establish state
    First published 16:44 13.04.11 | Last updated 16:44 13.04.11
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