Palestine fed up with waiting for common EU position
"The Europeans have been taken aback by our decision but we are going ahead because we see they cannot agree with each other... We can't give up our rights while we wait for the Europeans to be united... (EU foreign relations chief) Ashton can't unite by force the 27 when they don't see eye to eye. She can't invent a foreign policy where there isn't one."
As it is with economic policy, so is it with foreign policy. The artificial and forced unification of nations which are disparate and diverse is doomed to failure. We have seen it in the USSR, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia... we can't even hold the United Kingdom together. The evidence is overwhelming that states established by treaties are fragile entities. Artificially created states invariably tend to revert back to their ethnic groupings, often with horrific wars of independence in the struggles for nation-state recognition.
Palestinian leaders declare: "...we see they cannot agree with each other."
Why are Europe's leaders so blinded to this fact?