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  1. -11-29-12 U.N. Recognizes Statehood for Palestine (CBS News)
      "The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States."

      "The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body -- a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions." 11-12

  2. Hamas (BBC News - Asser)
      Provides a history of the development of the international terrorist group that operates heavily in Israel. "Hamas does not recognise the right of Israel to exist. Its long-term aim is to establish an Islamic state on land originally mandated as Palestine - most of which has been contained within Israel's borders since its creation in 1948." 11-01

  3. Hamas (BBC News - Westcott)
      "Hamas, the main Islamist movement in the Palestinian territories, was born soon after the previous intifada erupted in 1987."

      "The organisation opposes the Oslo peace process and its short-term aim is a complete Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories."

      "Hamas does not recognise the right of Israel to exist. Its long-term aim is to establish an Islamic state on land originally mandated as Palestine - most of which has been contained within Israel's borders since its creation in 1948."

  4. Arafat, Yasser - Biography (
      "Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat As Qudwa al-Hussaeini was born on 24 August 1929 in Cairo**, his father a textile merchant who was a Palestinian with some Egyptian ancestry, his mother from an old Palestinian family in Jerusalem."

      In a speech at a special United Nations session held in Geneva, Switzerland, Arafat declared that the PLO renounced terrorism and supported 'the right of all parties concerned in the Middle East conflict to live in peace and security, including the state of Palestine, Israel and other neighbours.' "

      The prospects for a peace agreement with Israel now brightened. After a setback when the PLO supported Iraq in the Persian Gulf War of 1991, the peace process began in earnest, leading to the Oslo Accords of 1993."

      "This agreement included provision for the Palestinian elections which took place in early 1996, and Arafat was elected President of the Palestine Authority." Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with Israel and the United States toward peace in the Middle East. 1-05

  5. Arafat, Yasser - Biography (
      "In his lifetime a guerrilla, a Fatah leader, and a statesman, Arafat's supporters viewed him as a freedom fighter who expressed and symbolized the national aspirations of the Palestinian people for forty years. Opponents, particularly Israelis and their supporters, considered Arafat a terrorist, while hard-line proponents of Palestine liberation denounced Arafat as a Zionist collaborator for allegedly attempting to negotiate a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." 1-05

  6. Editorial: A Proposal for Peace (
      "All wars are caused over land. People fight over land. The solution for peace is a resolution over land. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all believe in the same Creator, the same Ten Commandments, the Old Testament Patriarchs and Prophets, similar beliefs in the Promised Land, . . ."

      "The following Peace Agreement would resolve the formidable Issues of Land. The 'structure' of Jerusalem would remain the same. Israel would still be allowed to call Jerusalem their Capitol. No Person is asked to leave where they are living now – or for there to be a change in the 'Current User and Use' structure. Israeli’s living in Palestine would become Jewish-Palestinian Citizens – thus not going against the Promise to the Jewish People. Palestinian’s would have a Written 'Right of Return', although the Power of that Right would stay with Israel ( there could be a one-for-one transfer of people). Can the Jewish People living in Palestine accept the sovereignty and 'fairness' of their new State (The Rule of Law keeps Democratic Countries accepting their new 'Sovereignty' every Election)? There would be a full 8 Year period of De-Militarization to address and solidify real Israeli Peace and Security Concerns." 01-06

  7. The Controversy in Jerusalem (CBS News)
      "Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities on Earth, for Jews, for Muslims and for Christians. It is also one of the most difficult issues at the negotiating table as Palestinians and Israelis struggle to continue the peace talks."

      There is an inconvenient truth for Israelis, however: "biblical Jerusalem is not located in the western half of the city. It's right under the densely populated Arab neighborhood of Silwan. And according to the Clinton parameters, Silwan should be part of a Palestinian state."

      "To remedy that, organizations that move Jewish settlers into Arab areas have infiltrated Silwan." 10-10

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