It has been announced that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will submit an application for full UN membership a week from tomorrow.
The Obama Administration is expected to veto this application in the Security Council and would be wise to do so. But these days, the Obama Administration and wisdom seldom collide.
Let’s say for arguments sake, the Obama Administration gives its blessing and a Palestinian state is internationally recognized. What does this Palestinian state look like? Is it confined to Gaza and the West Bank? Or does it include Jerusalem? Or does it encompass all of Israel? For its part, Hamas says Palestine must include every inch of Israel.