World Powers Will Soon Support Our Cause, Says Top Palestinian Official

PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi says growing pro-Palestinian public opinion will soon force European governments to fend off 'mean' U.S. pressure and back the Palestinians' UN statehood bid.

Twice during an hour-long interview, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi let out a laugh that sounded embarrassed. The first time was when she explained what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did in his UN General Assembly address: a speech she deemed patronizing, cut off from reality, stuck in an outdated Manichean perception. The doctor of comparative literature suggests that he did not convince his audience.