The UN action is a feel-good fraud ... a cynical attempt by Abbas to regain relevancy. Once the euphoria wears off it may well increase "Palestinian" frustration. The same countries that recognized a "Palestinian" state yesterday will do so tomorrow. That which was disputed land yesterday will remain so until those borders are determined, and as has been the case for 64 years, only a negotiated settlement between the conflicted parties will settle the matter. Q+A-What's all the fuss about a Palestinian U.N. upgrade? | Reuters WILL ANYTHING CHANGE ON THE GROUND AFTER A YES VOTE?‬‬‬‬‬‬ "There will be no immediate changes. The West Bank will remain under Israeli occupation and settlement building will no doubt continue. However, the Palestinians say the change in status will alter the rules of the game, arguing that the vote means Israel can no longer call the Palestinian Territories disputed land. Instead, the land will have been clearly designated as belonging to the Palestinian people, even if the final boundaries still have to be determined."