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The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

    The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to call for “general elections in Palestine – in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip”.  The Palestinian leader prefaced his announcement with a lofty emphasis on the centrality of democracy in his thinking. “From…

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Abbas Just Slammed Israeli Colonial Expansion in His UN General Assembly Speech

    Abbas Just Slammed Israeli Colonial Expansion in His UN General Assembly Speech

Speaking at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, referring to its illegal settlement building on Palestinian lands, its racist policies against non-Jewish citizens, as well as its continuing occupation of Palestine for more than 50 years. Condemning Israeli colonial expansionism, the president demanded the international community to show…

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Palestinian National Authority – Life After Mahmoud Abbas

    Palestinian National Authority – Life After Mahmoud Abbas

Traditionally, the Palestinian problem is considered by the international community (or rather’ by those politicians, UN officials, experts and journalists who call themselves so, dealing with it for generations and largely creating it) as the struggle of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Hamas (or Ramallah and Gaza) with Israel for the creation of a Palestinian…

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In Palestine, the Victim Must Apologize to the Killers

    In Palestine, the Victim Must Apologize to the Killers

Gideon Levy has written in Haaretz about the “absurd” situation whereby, in his words: “The leader of the Palestinian people is forced to apologize to the Jewish people” for saying something “anti-Semitic” about the Holocaust. According to Levy, “The one who was robbed apologizes to the robbers, the victim apologizes to the rapist, the dead to the…

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