WJC president: PA UN bid will cause terrorism

September 21, 2011 16:55


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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder warned on Wednesday that hard-line Palestinians will likely see recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations as nothing more than failed diplomacy, and will encourage terrorism against Israel as a viable alternative.

Lauder said that "Israel will inevitably reject any externally imposed solutions," therefor proving to Palestinians that diplomacy is not the right way to achieve independence, and that "resistance" is the only option left available.

The WJC president said that deep divisions within Fatah will make the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) faction unable to responsibly govern a Palestinian state, and that the ensuing terrorism will be a distraction from the power-struggle already playing out between Hamas and Fatah.

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