Theatre at the UN over Palestine, nothing to see here, move on, please

Unelected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke (and issued every paranoid Zionist cliche in the book).

Only one man is democratically elected (and that’s Netanyahu). Both men spoke to different audiences but neither has either the ability nor interest to bring true justice to the situation. How much longer must we hear Israel has the right to illegally expand colonies in the West Bank, making a two-state solution impossible?

Democracy Now! hosted a discussion with Palestinian Ali Abunimah and Mouin Rabbani of the Institute for Palestine Studies and the webzine Jadaliyya: