December 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

"The issue is not the delegitimization of Israel but the delegitimization of the occupation. We want to make peace with Israel. We have recognized their right to exist. The issue for us is the continued occupation."

- Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, claiming that unilateral UN recognition for a Palestinian state is off the table. Fayyad has always favored creating a Palestinian state over talking about one, a sound strategy. But the Palestinians must resort to legal action - or the threat of it - to overthrow Israel’s occupation.

They must spend their accumulating international capital wisely.

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