Lauder is right sadly. The Palestinians started their hostile statehood initiative in 2009. After terminating bilateral negotiations. Someone in Israel should have fired the gun at the starting line to send the diplomatic process, the diplomatic counter attack out of the gate. I looked into this. No one fired. What the foreign ministry is doing now is closing the barn doors after the horses have run away. The fact is, the precise outcome and consequences of the unilateral Palestinian statehood scheme in the UN are not crystal clear. Threatening signs proliferate however. It’s a pity Israel dropped the ball. Much worse than just pitiful.
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