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Middle East hawks should welcome the UN Palestine vote

James Ron weighs in on Israeli-Palestinian partition plans

As the UN vote on Palestinian statehood draws near, conservatives in Israel and elsewhere warn this could spell disaster. This view is wrong-headed, however, and Middle East hawks should instead be rejoicing in the street. After all, the Palestinian UN bid will set the idea of a democratic, bi-national state back for decades, prolonging Jewish rule over the Land of Israel for years to come.

Open Democracy
September 21, 2011

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