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Vatican recognizes Palestine in treaty

...both deeply symbolic and makes explicit that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.The Vatican had welcomed the decision by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012...
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This Day in History

...the late A. Bartlett Giamatti. In 1993, at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy. In 2002...
Why is Kerry pushing talks?

...impossible to disentangle the West Bank from Israel without a civil war.Second, as titular head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas may be the last Palestinian leader with the legitimacy to sign a peace...
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The coming UN debacle

...relations with Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Israel responded with an overture to the Palestine Liberation Organization that became the Oslo process.But when the international community treats the Jewish state with contempt...
Israel: Delegitimization is just a distraction is about the occupation - which is, in fact, what the conflict has been about since 1993, when the Palestine Liberation Organization recognized Israel - it loses. It wasn't that long ago that neither the Israeli government nor the Israeli...
U.S. recognition of Palestine would heighten tensions, spur violence recognition, followed not by peace but, instead, by more conflict. In late 1988, the Palestine Liberation Organization adopted a resolution that declared an independent state of Palestine. PLO chairman Yasser Arafat declared...
Mideast peace talks will fail

...A month after the Oslo Accords were signed on the White House lawn in 1993, I made an agreement with Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat to open secret negotiations on permanent-status issues with Mahmoud Abbas. The...


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