Israel is considering to propose the creation of an interim Palestinian state. This would mean that territories now controlled by Fatah and Hamas would be the basis of a new state. What would be left to negotiate are the borders. This is actually what Chile does now. The Chileans recognize a Palestinian State, but say the borders are under negotiation. As we know, the Palis would reject this as well.
There were frantic efforts at the United Nationson Tuesday to avoid a Friday face-off over Palestinian statehood.
With the clock ticking toward a showdown, Israel floated the possibility of an “interim solution” to allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
“This is one possible solution whereby we, the situation they get independence and we can continue and negotiate in the future, but with less acrimony and less mistrust and as we continue to build a future together,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said.
Under that scenario the Israelis and Palestinians would still have to negotiate solutions to the difficult issues of final borders, the status of Jerusalem, the right of Palestinian refugees to return and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.
The Arabs will refuse even this. As the Iranian UN ambassador openly stated, the goal for a Palestinian state is the destruction of Israel. This idea, althoughh it makes sense, will be dead in the water.