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Posted Dec. 5, 2012
Interview with John Quigley, professor of international and comparative law, Ohio State University, conducted by Scott Harris
One week after a cease-fire ended the recent cross-border violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza on Nov. 21, the Palestinian Authority followed through on their long-standing plan to seek nonmember observer state status in the United Nations General Assembly. The Nov. 29 vote in favor of a new status for Palestine was overwhelming, with 138 in favor, 9 opposed and 41 abstentions. Although the U.S. and Israel had strongly opposed the move, European nations such as France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark and Switzerland all voted yes, while Britain and Germany abstained.
Among the benefits of Palestine’s new status is their eligibility to join international bodies such as the International Criminal Court, where they could file charges against Israeli settlement building in the West Bank or the military assaults on the West Bank and Gaza.
In response to the UN vote, Israel seized more than $120 million in tax revenue they collect for the Palestinian Authority. Earlier, the Israeli government announced plans to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank by building 3,000 more housing units. More alarming was the order by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move ahead on plans to develop an area known as "E1" east of Jerusalem, that if built, would effectively cut the West bank in half. Britain, France, Spain, Sweden and Denmark summoned the Israeli ambassadors of their countries to protest the settlement expansion. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with John Quigley, professor of international and comparative law at Ohio State University. He assesses the significance of the recent UN General Assembly vote upgrading Palestine’s status and the prospects for re-starting long-stalled peace negotiations.
John Quigley is the author of “The Statehood of Palestine.” For more analysis and commentary on the drive for Palestinian statehood see our related links below.