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Palestinian Statehood: If not Now, When? by Stephen Lendman
Israel and Washington pulling out all the stops to subvert it.
After 63 years, including 44 under occupation, 85% of Palestinians want statehood now, not later or perhaps never.
Israel and Washington object, wanting permanent occupation and subjugation.
A previous article said a "silent agreement" among Western powers may postpone Security Council and General Assembly votes for later dates to be announced.
Sources also claim Abbas wants it for more negotiating time with America.
Delay very much benefits Washington and Israel for reasons, including:
- more time for high-pressure strong-arming;
- to get more anti-statehood Security Council votes to to avoid an embarrassing veto;
- getting the issue out of headlines; and