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Does the US have leverage over the PLO?

Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New York on Monday ahead of the UN General Assembly. [EPA]By Gregg Carlstrom

The Palestine Liberation Organisation seems to have passed the point of no return in its bid for full membership at the United Nations. Mahmoud Abbas could still abandon the bid - he will not formally submit the PLO's request until later this week - but that would be a politically ruinous move after his speech on Friday night.

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The Palestinian people exposed to severe agony


Palestinian peopleThe account that follows is based on the facts, that the Palestinian Authority in its present formation does not have electoral legitimacy; its political representatives are not democratically elected. The Palestinian house is in disorder, the Palestine Authority is strikingly disregardful of the consequences of its hasty composed proposition, the declaration of a Palestine Statehood to be introduced, and probably endorsed by the United Nations in the next coming week.

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Why America Needs To Dismantle Its 'Security' Apparatus

Homeland SecurityThe best way for America to become more secure may well be to dismantle its vast security apparatus. This means eliminating the Department of Homeland Security, closing down our 800 military bases on foreign soil, and slashing armaments spending by the War Department, the one euphemistically called the Department of Defense but which is, in fact, the spearhead of today’s naked American aggression in six countries.

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Israel: 'Ungrateful Ally'

us-isrby Jamal Kanj

The recently published comments by former US Secretary of Defense, who served also as the CIA Chief in an earlier administration, that Israel was “ungrateful ally,” warrant a serious review of the one-sided US/Israel relationship. Especially, since this statement is coming from a person who is considered as a good friend of Israel.

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Obama, the Palestinian State & Zionist Schizophrenia

abbas-obamaThose who monitor the Hebrew press and understand the Jewish State may be slightly puzzled to find out that while in the Hebrew press there is only just a little and insignificant attention to the current Palestinian leaders' drive for statehood, the Israeli English media outlets are saturated with news about the prospect of a pro-Palestinian resolution in the UN next week.

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