The World from Berlin 'Lip Service Is No Longer Sufficient for the Palestinians'

The Palestinian Authority may push for full membership at the United Nations on Sept. 23, but they still face a long road ahead. German commentators offer mixed views on what this action might mean. Most, though, agree that maintaining the status quo is not an option.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting with Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Sept. 12: "The Palestinians' demand is an expression of despair."

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting with Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Sept. 12: "The Palestinians' demand is an expression of despair."

Foto: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/ REUTERS
-- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff