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Washington Post: UN Once Again Center Stage for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Author: Colum Lynch
September 16, 2011


The Washington Post's Colum Lynch analyzes the Palestinian quest for UN state recognition, which highlights the role of the international organization despite its inability to resolve the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

UNITED NATIONS — If there is one thing you can count on at the United Nations, it's that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict never goes away.

The struggle for land between Arabs and Jews has been the lone constant in the United Nations' 66-year history, outlasting other major political crises of the 20th century, from the ending of the colonial era and the Cold War to the eruption of modern genocides in Europe, Asia and Africa.


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