UN recognition of Palestine
UN recognition of Palestine based on pre-1967 borders will legitimize the Palestinian cause and help gather greater support from the international
Non-member state status would empower Palestinian officials to seek assistance or security at the International Criminal Court.
Palestinians could use this forum to bring action against Israel for what they view as violations of international law regarding their treatment in
the West Bank and Gaza, including war crimes and the construction of Jewish settlements.
But it works both ways, Israel could ask for the prosecution of the Palestinian side over rockets fired from Gaza.
Also ongoing sanctions from Israel could also jeopardize its long-standing peace with Egypt, where a fragile transitional government struggles to
United States alienating the Arab and Islamic world
The opposition of Washington, is exposing it to criticisms of hypocrisy were they were supporting a rebellion in Libya and Egypt and Syria, but
opposing the self-determination of Palestinians, making its ability to mediate any Israeli-Palestinian peace void and cultivate alliances with nascent
American threat to cut even more foreign aid, on which the Palestinians are heavily dependent, would exacerbate the fiscal crisis in Palestinian
territories, when (UNESCO) voted to recognize Palestine as a full member, the United States withdrawed roughly $60 million in financial support for
the organization in October 2011.
Officials in the militant Hamas group
Officials in the militant Hamas group, which ousted Fatah forces to take control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, first rejected the Palestinians initiative
as a unilateral measure.
They did not support the move since it would concede parts of "historic Palestine" and "infringe" upon the right of return for the hundreds of
thousands of Palestinian refugees.
But a couple of days ago, senior Hamas officials said they welcomed the move by Abbas
Ending Security Restrictions
Israel's easing of security restrictions that encumber the flow of commerce to Palestine is vital and with this UN recognition of Palestine, this can
now happen faster, and the constant building of illegal settlements can now be legally enforced to stop, which in my opinion is the best route to
Unlike America and Israel i believe this is more than a symbolic victory but will trigger diplomatic and financial retribution from the United States
and Israel, who claim it will incite regional unrest, which i don't believe will happen, the only regional unrest will come from Israel, who sulks
when she can't get her own way.