There were frantic efforts at the United Nations on Tuesday to avoid a Friday face-off over Palestinian statehood.Israel should not feel pressure to act against their own best interest just because the Palestinians have decided to make an ill-timed move in the UN. They haven't earned their own state and giving them one just to save them from an embarrassing day in the UN is a big mistake.
With the clock ticking toward a showdown, Israel floated the possibility of an “interim solution” to allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
“This is one possible solution whereby we, the situation they get independence and we can continue and negotiate in the future, but with less acrimony and less mistrust and as we continue to build a future together,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said.
Under that scenario the Israelis and Palestinians would still have to negotiate solutions to the difficult issues of final borders, the status of Jerusalem, the right of Palestinian refugees to return and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
First rule - never negotiate with terrorists. Israel is about to make that mistake:
Posted by Rick Moore on 9/21/2011