Sixty years after the creation of the State of Israel, Palestinians are now the "Jews of the Israelis," said Afif Safieh, the Palestine Liberation Organization representative to the United States since 2005. He was speaking to a crowded Statler Auditorium, March 4.

With peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians now suspended, he sees the future of the Palestinians as dependent on U.S. and other foreign intervention. "I believe that the two-state solution is the way out," he said.