The numbers suggest that President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid to the United Nations General Assembly was too little, too late.
By Neve Gordon and Yinon Cohen
The United Nations General Assembly recognised Palestine as a “nonmember state”. But it may very well be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has already missed the boat. With the help of graphic designer, Michal Vexler, we have created an infograph to illustrate and explain how demographic changes within the West Bank obstruct the possibility of the two-state solution. The numbers suggest that Abbas’ bid to the United Nations was too little, too late.
Yinon Cohen is Yerushalmi Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, New York.