By Rabbi Aaron Gol...
September 18, 2011
On 23rd September 2011, Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas will apply to the UN Security Council for full UN membership of a Palestinian State. What will be created is a virtual State, for the US will veto it at this stage and then the Palestinian Authority will get ‘observer status’ through an easy majority in the General Assembly.
Should a stele be erected?
It seems inconceivable that this vote will not be a stepping-stone towards the establishment of a State of Palestine although the time-scale is then unclear. A clear majority of Jews and Israelis argue for a two-state solution. Four Israeli Prime Ministers have argued for it, all the leaders of the western world including most forcefully – and if this vote is forced, embarrassingly – Barack Obama have declared their belief that the creation of Palestine is the way forward. So why say ‘no’ now?
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