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UN General Assembly charades offer publicity stunts but nothing for Palestinians

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27.09.2018

While speculation about Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN General Assembly continues, the trends unfolding on the sidelines are indicative of increasing restrictions, to the point that it will no longer be plausible to claim the UN podium to make the case for Palestinian rights. After all, the UN’s motives are procured from the interests of countries that sustain its role, while Abbas remains cornered into concessions as per the game plan that started with the Oslo Accords.

More than a year after the frenzied speculation over US President Donald Trump’s incongruous comments about his vision of a purported solution in Palestine-Israel, it is now confirmed that the US is sticking to the two-state paradigm. “I like the two-state solution,” Trump told reporters during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Palestinians,........

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