Finkelstein identifies four factors colluding to put the Palestinians in their weakest ever position and he is withering in his criticism of the PA which is nice. For me the most interesting bit is where he speaks of the fickle and therefore unpredictable nature of public opinion and behaviour in responding to events. He uses two contrasting examples of the civil rights in the American South in the 1960s and Egypt today:
Insightful stuff. The whole thing is worth a read here.