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Monday, August 29, 2011

Losing My Skepiticism

It appears that the Palestinians have finally come up with their draft resolution. Akiva Eldar reports in Haaretz that the resolution provides that Palestine's permanent borders will be determined in negotiations with Israel based on the borders of June 4, 1967. Eldar points out that this will make the resolution awfully tough to oppose for some countries. It's no accident then that the report in my last post regarding the arming and training of the settlers was leaked to Haaretz. Oh and there's this report that Israel is trying to influence the language of the proposed resolution. Like I said losing my skepticism that the Palestinians will go through with the vote. But my skepiticism is not lost. The key to reading any political situation, especially in Israel-Palestine arena, is to take the long view. Develop an overarching view and don't get distracted by the day to day. That said, you have to be flexible enough to spot when the day to day becomes the overarching. Still skeptical, but less so than yesterday.

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