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Mahmoud Abbas Bid for U.N. Sanction of Palestine State Could Explode West Bank

posted on November 27, 2012

At The Daily Beast, Peter Beinart reports that Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, plans to ask the U.N. General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a “nonmember state.” The Palestinian Authority already faces monetary and political crises as many Palestinians are fed up with nonviolent peacemaking efforts with Israel that have made little progress. “This week’s U.N. bid makes the Palestinian Authority’s collapse more likely than ever before. And if the Palestinian Authority collapses, the danger Israel has been facing in the Gaza Strip could soon pale before the danger it faces in the West Bank,” writes Beinart. 

Read at The Daily Beast