On Nov. 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 242, the U.S. State Department took its first step towards severing its ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The timing of this decision could not be any more profound. The first formal contact between the U.S. and the PLO occurred in
Even if the PLO’s office is permanently shut down, the decision should not just be seen as punishing Palestinians for seeking ICC support but, ultimately, as the culmination of disastrous U.S. diplomacy, for which the Trump Administration has no clear alternative.
By Ramzy Baroud