All evidence to this point suggests that a Palestinian state would be yet another autocratic one that denies its people human and civil rights Americans take for granted.Worse, it is likely a Palestinian state will become an autocratic theocracy similar to Saudi Arabia or another radical Islamic regime modeled after Iran.(February 16) UNRWA has removed biased textbooks from its schools.(February 8) Israel is illegally deporting African asylum seekers.(August 8) Anti-boycott legislation violates the First Amendment.
(February 24) A Palestinian state will be democratic.
(May 4) Marwan Barghouti is a man of peace who should be released from prison.
(April 28) Palestinians believe in a two-state solution.
One need only observe the authoritarian rule of the “moderate” Mahmoud Abbas for a foreshadowing of things to come.
Abbas was elected in 2005, but has repeatedly canceled elections, remaining in office more than a decade beyond the end of his term.