As I understand it, Palestinians are seeking unilateral recognition from the United Nations, and are investing heavily in the effort.
But there's a problem that no one has brought up. Specifically, this:
That's quoted straight from the United Nations website. No ambiguity. No room for interpretation."The United Nations is neither a State nor a Government, and therefore does not possess any authority to recognize either a State or a Government."
So what's this effort about? They're asking the United Nations to do something that is clearly outside their authority. I'm not looking for insults or quips here... I want to know if there's some angle that I'm simply not seeing.