Will the UN vote on Palestinian statehood affect the Israeli election campaign?
Netanyahu has successfully removed the Palestinian issue from public consciousness and replaced it with the Iranian threat. With the potential to put the Palestinians back in the spotlight, the UN bid comes at the worst possible time for Netanyahu.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded almost sanguine on Thursday when asked about the United Nations General Assembly vote on upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a non-member observer state. It wouldn't have any effect on the ground, he said confidently, adding, it "won't advance the establishment of a Palestinian state, only set it back." Netanyahu’s statement during a visit to the Begin...
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