Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, is the author, most recently, of The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood.
Suddenly, people all over the Arab world are feeling a sense of pride—and the West is paying attention.
A just resolution of the Palestine question depends on the Palestinians themselves.
At best, war in Gaza and Lebanon will weaken pro-American regimes without destroying Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran or Syria. At worst, it will plunge the region into catastrophe.