Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A man, a plan, a delay, Palestine?

Not exactly a palindrome, but it does appear that a plan is forming around the Quartet's proposal:
International efforts to forestall a showdown in the UN security council over the declaration of a Palestinian state are solidifying around a plan for the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, to submit a request for recognition but for a vote on the issue to be put on hold while a new round of peace talks is launched.


  1. Do you think this could possibly move some sort of peace process (I am reluctant to say THE peace process at the moment as there doesn't seem to be one) forwards? Or do you think that once the immediate heat of a UN showdown passes, Bibi will pick up where he left off, expanding settlements and putting little on the table that a Palestinian leader could agree to ... ?

  2. I think it really just kicks the can down the road. I don't see Bibi making any real move toward an agreement. Bibi is "winning." Let's see what kind of winner he is tomorrow when he gives his address at the UN.