Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Simply Put, Why The Palestinians 'Might Not Be Ready For A State'

Not to put too fine a point on it: if you can’t finish drafting your constitution; if your “president” is in the seventh year of his four-year term; if you have no functioning legislature and cannot hold parliamentary elections; if half your putative state is occupied by terrorists; if your education system is a cesspool of anti-Semitism; if you insist upon dedicating public squares to those who massacred civilians; if your ruling party is corroded by corruption; if you have no free press or independent judiciary; if you cannot implement anything in negotiations that you refuse to conduct in any event; and if you haven’t finished Phase I of the Roadmap . . . well, you might not be ready for a state.
Rick Richman, All Set to Be a Failed State
Unless you are talking about the state of Palestine.

Well, at least the state will be financially viable--what with 60% of the GNP for the West Bank coming from the US, EU, UN and World Bank.

What could go wrong...?

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NormanF said...

And if that aid gets withdrawn what happens?

The Palestinians have no independent economy to speak of and the only things they produce are hatred of the Jews and terror.

If the Palestinians are ready to join the 21st Century, there is no sign of it.

A viable Palestinian state is not going to be realized in our lifetime.

Daled Amos said...

If the Palestinians are ready to join the 21st Century, there is no sign of it.

Actually, I thought they were still working on the 20th century...