A Question About a Palestinian State

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Here's the question that nags at me: How could the United Nations recognize Palestine, a state comprising of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, when the two territories are ruled separately, by factions that have actually gone to war with each other in the recent past, and which disagree about the most fundamental issue of all: the efficacy and morality of the two-state solution. Would a "unity" government suffice? But how could they be unified in reality, when their understandings of the world are diametrically opposed. This is a legal question, and ultimately a practical one. Could someone please provide a poor blogger some answers?

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