Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 5:25 pm
Robert Siegel talks to Aaron David Miller, Vice President at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars who has worked on Middle East policy at the State Department under past Republican and Democratic administrations. Miller points out that while the world is focused on the issue of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the leadership in the other Palestinian territory, the West Bank, is seeing diminished clout. Milller says the militant approach of Hamas is drawing support from many Palestinians. But he adds that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party offer ssomething that Hamas does not: the prospect of Palestinian statehood.