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    Palestinian Statehood Becoming a Reality in Europe

Palestinian Statehood Becoming a Reality in Europe

While Palestinians and Israelis fail to negotiate with each other in the hope of attaining a lasting peace, European nations are moving forward to give Palestine Statehood and a full membership in the United Nations. Sweden became the first major European nation to vote in favor of the PLO which has been waiting since 1948 to be recognized. Great Britain has taken a symbolic vote. Ireland and Spain have acted

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    Palestinian Statehood Becoming Closer

Palestinian Statehood Becoming Closer

On November 28th, France’s National Assembly will vote to recognize a Palestinian Statehood. Although the vote will only be symbolic, it urges the government to follow the United Kingdom which recently set the precedent. Is Palestinian Statehood becoming closer? Sweden became the first major European country to officially recognize Palestine on October 30th. Other European nations are threatening to follow their Scandinavian brothers. Frustration is growing in Europe over the

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    Gaza Ceasefire Delays Inevitable Diplomatic Clash

Gaza Ceasefire Delays Inevitable Diplomatic Clash

Almost two months after the beginning of escalated attacks in Gaza, a new truce has been effected, bringing a much-needed end to a tragic loss of life in the region. A deal brokered by Egypt was accepted by both Hamas and Israel, prompting declarations of victory from both sides, though it does not really qualify as such. In fact, the nw Gaza ceasefire, while hopefully more enduring than previous attempts

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    Gaza Strip Impasse Continues

Gaza Strip Impasse Continues

There continues to be a total impasse with the Gaza Strip and the Israelis. The Gaza Strip is an area about two times the size of Washington D. C. where 1.7 million people live. Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip in 2006. However, Palestinians elected Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim brotherhood, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel. There was to have been  an official 72 hour cease

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