December 22, 2012

Palestinians Must Rally Allies at the UN

The National, The National

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No amount of international opprobrium appears sufficient to persuade Israelis to choose peace and moderation. After an overwhelming majority of countries recognised Palestine at the United Nations last month, Israel's reaction was reflexively punitive: it has withheld more than $100 million (Dh367 million) in taxes from the Palestinian Authority, and threatened to build major new West Bank settlements.

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