I think it is very brave, and also very wise, of ZIAD J. ASALI of ATFP to be cautious about the upcoming UN bid. Yes it would be wonderful if all of a sudden Palestine could be a sovereign and free nation sate, respected by its neighbors as well as the entire world community.... but is this UN bid really the right way to go right now?
ATFP has been compiling a long list of Palestinian and pro-Palestinian perspectives as a resource for those interested in this topic. http://www.americantaskforce.org/atfp_resources_september_un_initiative Asali has obviously studied this issue carefully, and is concerned about possible negative ramifications. I am too.