From a rumor, to a rising murmur, the proposal floated by the Palestinian Authority’s (PA
) Ramallah leadership to declare Palestinian statehood unilaterally has suddenly hit center stage. It’s no exaggeration to propose that this idea, although well-meant by some, raises the clearest danger to the Palestinian national movement in its entire history, threatening to wall Palestinian aspirations into a political cul-de-sac
from which it may never emerge. Virginia Tilley comments for The Electronic Intifada.