Palestinian officials said Sunday they are considering a unilateral appeal for United Nations Security Council recognition of a state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, separate from Israel.
The move is highly unlikely to progress in the international body, but it represents the latest sign of Palestinian frustration at the halting progress of U.S.-brokered peace efforts.
Monday, November 16, 2009
The Palestinians have hit on a new strategy for gaining statehood: petition the UN to recognize the West Bank and Gaza Strip as the Palestinian nation! Come on. If they were serious about wanting their own state, they would have done this long ago: Palestinians Weigh UN Statehood Declaration
The Palestinians don't have the guts to do something like this. They would have to give up so much: their whiny Ethnic Grievance Theater, their billions in UN money for "refugees" (some dating back 60 years!), their ability to attack Israel with impunity (every suicide bomber and rocket launched from "Palestine" would be an act of war), plus Fatah/Hamas/whomever would actually have to govern a nation, rather than "govern" by beating their breasts over the Occupation. No, they're not going anywhere.