The United Nations General Assembly recognised Palestine as a "non-member state". But it may very well be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has already missed the boat. With the help of graphic designer , Michal Vexler , we have created an infogram to illustrate and explain how demographic changes within the West Bank obstruct the possibility of the two-state solution. The numbers suggest that Abbas' bid to the United Nations was too little, too late.
Source for the infogram: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics , International Data Base, US Census , and Israeli Statistical Abstract, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Neve Gordon is the author of Israel's Occupation and can be reached through his website .
Yinon Cohen is Yerushalmi Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, New York.