Whose Brilliant Idea Was That UN Vote?

(Council on Foreign Relations) Elliott Abrams - Right now the PLO has an office in Washington DC, but why should it be permitted to remain open after the UN vote? Every six months a presidential waiver is required to allow it to remain here, due to the long involvement of the PLO under Arafat in terrorism. Would that waiver henceforth be permitted, or be exercised? But if the PLO office is closed, would the United States accredit an embassy for the State of Palestine? Obviously not, as it would be the American position that there is no State of Palestine, not yet anyway. So how about a Palestinian Authority office? Well, but if the PA is dissolved when "Palestine" is recognized by the UN....

2011-08-25 00:00:00

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