Friday, April 15, 2011

Aaron Miller on UN Palestinian Statehood: A Dumb Idea

On the scale of American friends of Israel, Aaron David Miller is not anywhere near the top of the list. All the more interesting, therefore, that he's very critical of the Palestinian intention (if it really is an intention) to collect a UN declaration of Palestinians statehood. A very dumb idea, says Miller.


Anonymous said...

A very dumb article, ultimately arguing for the usual very dumb Bold Initiaitives in response to Palestinian childishness and blackmail.

Saul Lieberman said...

These statements make me wonder about the real purpose of the article:
"Should the Palestinians declare statehood, Israel will probably act to demarcate what part of the West Bank it intends to keep....
Averting a train wreck on Palestinian statehood in New York this fall will require a serious Israeli approach to negotiations, a display of guts and strategy from the Obama administration, and a Palestinian national movement ready to make tough choices."

Barry Meislin said...

The man's a bloody fool.

That should have been clear years ago.

Over the past several months, he's been making an effort to show better judgement. (To recant? To repent?)

But at the end of the day, he just falls short and falls into the typical wooly hyperbole.

File under: "Limits of intellectual power..."