Why Any Hint of a New Palestinian 'Intifada' Shouldn't be Taken Lightly


Palestinians hold flags and placards during a protest against the rising cost of living in the West Bank city of Ramallah September 11, 2012. The Western-backed Palestinian Authority will roll back recent tax increases, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Tuesday, in a policy U-turn aimed at ending angry protests that have swept the West Bank, but a union leader rejected the concession. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)



With the killing of the American ambassador to Libya, and the demonstrations now all over the Middle East, it's easy to forget one of the long-standing and entrenched issues facing policy makers: Palestinian statehood [...]