Palestinian unilateralism has damaged the prospects for Palestinian statehood
, according to Professor Alan Johnson, director and senior research fellow at BICOM, in World Affairs
‘morning after. noun; plural, mornings after. a moment or period of realization in which the consequences of an earlier, ill-advised action are recognized or brought home to one.
The Palestinian “September” has come and gone. The standing ovation in which President Abbas basked in New York is only a warm memory, and all those portraits carried aloft in Ramallah are back in storage. Now, after the party, comes the morning after.
As I feared when writing
at World Affairs in September (here
), Palestinian unilateralism has damaged the prospects for Palestinian statehood. Adventurism in New York, far from producing a state in Palestine, has triggered a crisis in the Palestinian Authority (PA) itself.’