Palestinian flag. File photo To my surprise, I learned that declaring the State of Israel was hardly a slam-dunk for David Ben-Gurion. He barely won a 6-4 vote for independence after a nearly 12 hour debate on May 12, 1948 since some members of the national committee opposed the U.N

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Recognizing Palestine: When Yes was the Unacceptable Answer

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Controversy Over Death of Klinghoffer Continues With Release of Family’s Letter and Opening-Night Protest and Prayer Vigil By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 20 Oct 2014 The controversy over the Metropolitan Opera’s production of John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer, which opens Oct. 20, continues with the release of a letter by the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer, which will be featured in the production’s Playbill. In a statement released Oct

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Can Palestines liberation come from UN? (P.1) Part 2: Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian national unity government, has called on the United Nations Security Council to support…

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims.

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Palestinian leader suggests Jews should be barred from holy site

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Palestinian children sit on the window of a partially destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City.

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The Gaza aid conference was kind of a charade. Heres why

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A Holocaust denial video that suggested Jews were not exterminated by gas chambers at the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp mysteriously received flattering praise in letters from the offices of one U.S. representative, a Maine state representative and a high-ranking policy adviser to the president of Hungary who now works for …

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Holocaust denial video praised in letters from lawmakers' offices

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, front and center, talks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, to his right, as they gather for a group photo with other Gaza Donor Conference attendees in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.

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$5.4B pledged to Gaza Strip after Israel-Hamas war

New Palestinian unity government today held its first cabinet meeting at the site of Hamas’ 50-day war with Israel The meeting marked the end of more than seven years of absolute Hamas control over the coastal territory The ministers’ convoy today toured the badly damaged town of Beit Hanoun and the neighbourhood of Shijaiyah However, it is unclear how much power the cabinet will hold as none of its members are aligned to Hamas or Fatah It comes just days before Western-backed president Mahmoud Abbas will seek $4billion in reconstruction aid By Corey Charlton for MailOnline Published: 13:11 EST, 9 October 2014 | Updated: 16:19 EST, 9 October 2014 77 shares 55 View comments The new Palestinian unity government held a cabinet meeting in the war-battered Gaza Strip for the first time today, marking the end of more than seven years of absolute Hamas control of the coastal territory. In establishing a Gaza foothold, the cabinet also tried to assure the international community that foreign aid for Gaza’s reconstruction will not reach the militant group Hamas, which is shunned by the West as a terror group. The meeting came three days before an international pledging conference in Cairo where Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to seek $4 billion for Gaza reconstruction after the recent 50-day war between Israel and Hamas

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Hamas' grip on Gaza is ended as new Palestinian unity government meets in Strip

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Palestine's Unity government holds meeting in Gaza

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian technocrat prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip on Thursday and convened the first meeting of a unity government there since a brief civil war in 2007 between Hamas and forces loyal to the Fatah party. Dozens of Fatah security personnel loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas and policemen from the Hamas-led interior ..

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Palestinian PM convenes first unity government meeting in Gaza