Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Responding to Palestinian Unilateralism
'Moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen has threatened to declare a 'Palestinian' reichlet unilaterally in September. But what will Israel do if the 'Palestinians' take that step? Here are some possibilities.
Jerusalem is weighing the annexation of the major settlement blocs if Palestinians seek unilateral recognition of statehood, an official in Jerusalem told AP on Tuesday.
The official said that "adopting unilateral measures is not a one-way street," and that it was not the only option being considered, according to the report. He cautioned, however, that he was not aware of how seriously the political leadership was considering such a bold move.
Other responses to Palestinian unilateralism could include reducing water access below agreed upon levels, as well as restricting the use of Israeli ports for Palestinian imports and exports, AP reported.
The Prime Minister's Office said that it had not heard of the plan, Israel Radio reported.
Message to Bibi: Stop talking and just do it already.
Labels: Binyamin Netanyahu, unilateral declaration of statehood
posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 12:59 AM