"The mood among the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah prior to the anticipated United Nations vote in September is reminiscent of a small child who has received an adult bicycle for his birthday. The child doesn't know whether to rejoice or to cry. He's so happy with the wonderful gift, but his heart is full of fear that he'll fall flat, injure his knee and scratch the shiny bicycle. When the UN gives them a state of their own as a gift, what will the Palestinians do with the bicycle that they cannot ride anywhere with confidence?"
Die Möglichkeiten der Palästinenser bleiben begrenzt, selbst wenn sie einen eigenen Staat erhielten, meint Akiva Eldar im Haaretz-Kommentar (14. Juni)