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Why Palestinians Do Not Have a Parliament

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Via Gatestone Institute: For the past 11 years, the Palestinian Authority has been without a functioning parliament. The 132-member Palestinian Legislative Council was established after the signing of the Oslo Accord in 1993. It has not been functioning since 2007, when Hamas violently seized control of Gaza and toppled the Palestinian Authority regime there. In…

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The Real Palestinian Catastrophe

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Via WeeklyStandard The main achievement of the Gaza border attacks is to remind Israelis that Hamas considers all of Israel’s borders illegitimate. The dispute with Hamas isn’t over settlements or the “occupation” or Gaza itself. It is over Israel’s existence. Yasser Arafat’s Fatah party rules in the West Bank and controls both the Palestinian Authority…

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US weighs UN funding cuts after Palestinians join agencies

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Via StraitsTimes: The U.S. is considering whether to cut funding to UN agencies after the Palestinians joined three UN organizations last week, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The PA joined the trade development organization UNCTAD, the industrial development agency UNIDO, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). U.S. legislation bars funding…

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Palestinian Authority celebrates 9-11 terror attacks

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From Palestinian Media Watch: The Palestinian Authority continues a long tradition of celebrating the 2001 World Trade Center terror attacks by publishing cartoons in its official daily that glorify Osama Bin Laden and the attacks, or mock the suffering of the U.S. This year’s cartoon shows Bin Laden smiling while making the “V” for victory…

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