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Month: May 2011

Rafah border opening brings hope to Gaza

Rafah border opening brings hope to Gaza

News of the Rafah border crossing opening has brought a sense of renewed possibility for Palestinians. People are relieved and excited that all women and children as well as men over the age of 40 will now be allowed to leave Gaza via the Rafah crossing in Egypt.

Mahmoud Abbas: The Long Overdue Palestinian State

Mahmoud Abbas: The Long Overdue Palestinian State

Sixty-three years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was forced to leave his home in the Galilean city of Safed and flee with his family to Syria. He took up shelter in a canvas tent provided to all the arriving refugees. Though he and his family wished for decades to return to their home and homeland, they were denied that most basic of human rights. That child’s story, like that of so many other Palestinians, is mine. This month, however, as…

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