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UN General Assembly Recognizes Palestine, Group elevates Palestinians’ status over objections of US, Israel

Finally, we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully this step eventually results in full Palestinian statehood. The United Nations voted overwhelmingly today to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The … Continue reading

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UN General Assembly Recognizes Palestine, Group elevates Palestinians’ status over objections of US, Israel

Peace not apartheid. Finally, we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully this step eventually results in full Palestinian statehood. The United Nations voted overwhelmingly today to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the … Continue reading

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Arafat’s Remains to Be Exhumed Tuesday, Authorities will test his body for poisoning

Years of speculation about Yasser Arafat’s death may be answered soon—his body will be exhumed from his West Bank tomb on Tuesday, reports the BBC. The Palestinian leader died in 2004 at age 75, and an al-Jazeera documentary in July … Continue reading

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A ‘Palestinian Spring’? The Protest Nobody Noticed

Protests raged all week against politicians and high prices. One wave of Middle East protests received little attention this week: Angry Palestinians demonstrated across the West Bank for seven days, but not against an anti-Islamic film. They were opposing their … Continue reading

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