Israel Floats 'Interim Solution' Proposal at UN To Stem Palestinian Statehood Tension
There were frantic efforts at the United Nations on Tuesday to avoid a Friday face-off over Palestinian statehood.
With the clock ticking toward a showdown, Israel floated the possibility of an “interim solution” to allow the Palestinians to establish a state within existing borders in Gaza and the West Bank and deal with all the tough stuff later, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
The proposal comes as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pressed ahead with his campaign for statehood. He intends to speak at the UN on Friday and demand that the Security Council grant the Palestinians statehood status immediately.
One has to wonder if this idea could somehow be the genesis of a 7 year "interim" agreement, similar to the structure presented by the Oslo Accords of 1993.
We shall see.