Letting the United Nations Steer

(New York Sun) - Anne Bayefsky The road map fundamentally alters the Middle East peace process and, in so doing, drives a stake in the heart of the war against terrorism. The first seismic shift is from a negotiated settlement to imposed solutions, with the road map putting negotiated outcomes at the end of the road. Imposed solution number one is the achievement of the primary Palestinian goal - the "creation of an independent Palestinian state with provisional borders" - by December 2003, and not 2005 as is constantly misreported. UN member states will be encouraged to recognize the state and to accord it UN membership. The likelihood that international monitors will fairly evaluate Palestinian compliance with ending terrorism is nil. UN member states continue to insist that blowing up Israelis is one thing, terrorism another.

2003-06-10 00:00:00

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