The Palestinian Prime Minister's plan for statehood not only represents a blueprint to address inherent problems, but it is the first outline for a viable homeland based on freedom, democracy, non-violence and international law.
It is useful to trace the evolution of the acceptance of a two-state solution in our political discourse -- recalling, as we do, how difficult it was just a few decades ago to support Palestinian rights.
I am being told that it will be "unlikely" for me to make my way out of Gaza due to the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian siege that has closed borders on every front. Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world.
When the mainstream American press chose to broadcast the Neda video, it highlighted the hypocritical attitude towards Palestinians who resist Israeli occupation on a daily basis, and who often meet the same fate as Neda.
The issue that is really at the crux of the tensions with the United States is the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine, and what many perceive as a one-sided U.S. policy in support of Israel.