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Last Straw for the Palestinian "Authority"?

Posted October 6, 2009 | 17:33:23 (EST)

If there were any lingering doubts concerning the status and integrity of the Palestinian National Authority -- and its so-called President, Mahmoud Abbas ("so-called" because his term of office, such as it was, expired almost a year ago) -- they were surely dispelled once and for all by its decision...

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The Last Crisis at the University of California?

Posted July 15, 2009 | 12:47:00 (EST)

About to declare a financial emergency, the University of California is entering what could turn out to be its last crisis, the outcome of which may determine the fate not only of the greatest public university system in the nation, but of California as well.

For ultimately there are only...

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Netanyahu's Two-State Goal?

Posted July 8, 2009 | 11:44:09 (EST)

To judge by the next day's headlines, Benjamin Netanyahu's policy speech last month was a great success. "Israeli Premier Backs State for Palestinians," declared the New York Times. "Israel Endorses Two-State Goal," said the Washington Post. "Netanyahu Backs Palestinian State," announced The Guardian.

He did no such thing, of course,...

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