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    • 04.10.11 | 01:40 (IST)

    The appeal to the UN for recognition of a Palestinian state along 67 lines was an entirely legal and non violent attempt to rescue the two state solution before Israel obliterates any chance of two states through its illegal settlement in the OPT. The Arab League have indicated that they will make up the shortfall in funding. Effectively the US has lost any leverage it had over the Palestinians. Obama's one sided address to the UN would make it extremely difficult for anyone to imagine that the US is an honest broker in the peace process - the endless talkfest is simply a cover for more land grabs...The Palestinians really have no viable option other than to vigorously pursue their case for recognition through the UN - preferably the General Assembly and then seek a judicial determiniation that settlement in the OPT is illegal - end of story. This will mean that 67 lines with agreed swaps of equal value becomes the only acceptable formula. Otherwise go for one state with equal rights for all.

    from the article: Obama administration lobbies to unblock Palestinian Authority aid
    First published 01:02 04.10.11 | Last updated 01:02 04.10.11
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