By Ramzy Baroud
"Despite much saber-rattling by Israel and the US administration and hyped-up
expectations by the Palestinian leadership, the recognition of Palestine as a
non-member observer state last November is fast becoming yet another footnote in
the protracted conflict.......
Until Palestinians find an alternative to this sorry trio of Israel-US-PA
peacemakers, all they can expect is more of the same – a secret conference here,
another settlement there and an occasional Israeli handout, oddly enough, taken
from Palestinians’ own tax money."