July 15, 2011 | Quote

Middle East Diplomacy Adrift

Although the General Assembly action may not be able to grant the Palestinians membership in the U.N., Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies cautions that serious consequences may follow. “Whenever the plates change, even a little bit,” he cautions, “there is usually violence.” And the Europeans who have blithely climbed on board the unilateral-declaration bandwagon seem unaware of (or indifferent to) the real potential for violence when Palestinian radicals, the day after the U.N. vote, decide it is time to murder Israelis and destroy Israeli property in the new Palestinian “state,” wherever they think that is.


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