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I'm not sure bringing in Oman Iraq -- now who is a Palestinian American journalist just returned from three years of reporting in the West Bank a -- thank you for being here.
How to Palestinians see this overall is they -- uniform yes this is a great day for us.
I think it's important.
Symbolic step for Palestinians to see this kind of overwhelming recognition.
That's likely to take place at the UN give a 197 country's -- 193 countries.
The entire international community voting on this with no veto like that would -- business Security -- was important for Palestinians to see that kind of support.
No one abandoned the idea.
That this strengthen is that the moderates strengthens the Fatah wing of the Palestinians against -- do you think there is.
Some truth to that they say it's a point that has been made by the -- many of the European nations who are actually gonna support this vote today there's certainly some truth to that I mean President Abbas -- in a typical position in the West Bank.
The economic situation is deteriorating.
There's been very little political movement so he needs some kind of achievement to take back to his people to show that there's he's made some kind of progress.
And that will give him some political capital in which he can find some breathing room there and strengthen his position vis a vis Hamas and -- just in just in general.
There -- -- is third at the David Lee -- was just -- in essence of at least a touch of reconciliation.
Between Fatah and Hamas in the wake.
Of the recent conflict Hamas says we as we no allowed -- talked to -- celebrations to be part of celebrations in Gaza.
Is that actually happening the reconciliation and to some extent and if so how does it how does it play out is it significant.
I mean -- maybe some political maneuvering maneuvering there I'm not sure -- kind of real steps are being taken to solidify.
A true reconciliation between Hamas.
And -- must.
Does go through and it in all likeness it will I think for all Palestinian people whether you're -- Hamas war FedEx or any other organization.
A political party it's an important day of recognition from the international community.
But as long as Gaza Strip is run them by a one part of the Palestinian political.
-- world the the West Bank run by another -- That makes it very difficult for Israel to decide who the heck it's negotiating with -- it does but Israel has fomented that by.
Dividing the -- in populace by holding Gaza under siege which doesn't allow for the legal movement of Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip and vice Versa so they've kind of divided the Palestinians.
Little divide and conquer there and prevented.
Any record and -- -- real reconciliation from taking place so.
You know is I think uses.
This that divide as an excuse to say well we don't have partner Mahmoud Abbas cannot control the Gaza Strip.
Can I can control Hamas.
And it's a convenient excuse for -- I think.
One of the idea that there is a danger here.
In that the Palestinians will now use this recognition to get access to other in this national institutions in particular the international criminal caught.
And if they take any Israeli generals any Israeli politicians.
Press war crimes charges against him in that called it derails any chance of Israel negotiated.
Well I -- I found the Britain telling the Palestinians are trying to blackmail them using the ICC thing.
Quite astonishing I mean it's like.
If I offer you assistance at the United States but I said well somebody commits a crime against you he cannot go to the court and seek justice and and it doesn't.
Pretty much the -- thing here.
-- Palestinians are being -- and they go to the court they have done fundamental right as a non member state of the United Nations to do self.
I think he had actually offers them greater leverage at the negotiation table with Israel.
Because Israel cannot go ahead and continue to sell the West Bank they have to think about the fact that their leaders can be taken the international criminal.
All right -- Omar obviously giving us a Palestinian view here I want to bring in now obviously the Israeli point of view enunciated.
Best perhaps by the prime minister himself Benjamin Netanyahu earlier today his prime minister Netanyahu.
The Jewish state.
And they must be prepared to end the conflict -- Israel once and for all.
None of these vital interests.
These vital interest of peace none of them appear at the resolution that will be put forward before -- -- some general assembly to do.
And that is why Israel kind of accepted.
The only way to achieve peace.
Is through agreements.
That are reached by the parties directly.
Through direct negotiations between themselves.
About through UN resolutions and completely ignore Israel's vital security and national interest.
And because this was removed from so one sided.
It doesn't advance -- you portions -- backward.
That is Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking here.
Saying Obama essentially that he believes.
This is meaningless if it does not -- -- the vital interests of peace and the only way to get to.
To a lasting settlement is through negotiations.
And face to face talks you'll view of that.
I don't think this step precludes negotiations in fact I think it enhances the negotiation process because so far for the last twenty years come.
Israel and had all the leverage of the negotiation about table on the Palestinians had -- -- so by strength and it to be honest about his.
Dictation that's non negotiation.
And so I think this strengthens the policy position of negotiation table which makes it more likely that you can achieve some kind of beneficial.
Negotiated peace from both sides -- at night.
What is the view of the United States here among Palestinians the -- US has lobbied very hard against this -- taking place they've lobbied very hard up for other nations not to vote yes they have failed in that attempted it would appear we going to get a yes vote.
Several Western European nations and allies of the united -- going against the US point of view.
What does that do for the US standing is the US going to be seen as an honest broker for peace by the Palestinians.
I don't think they've been viewed as honest broker by the Palestinians for quite some time which is unfortunate.
You know there -- the United States is a global leader to take an even hand in the situation.
And it it it it proved once again last year when the settlement issue was put in front of Security Council and the US vetoed it and that.
Prove to the Palestinians approved two people in the Middle East and the international community that the US has not been and even broker here and if it does so today.
And votes against I think if he wanted us once again does it.
And against its own interest to -- the United States supports the two state solution a bass is trying here to see the -- solution from being strangled.
By strengthening -- the consensus around two states a Palestinian state and you know this in some sense of the border here.
All right Omar Pacman thank you very much -- want -- doesn't say a Palestinian American journalist has --
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