DT: "The int`l community recognizes the PA to do many of the things a "soverign" power would do, and to enforce int`l agreements" 1947-49, 67: Mass ejection of Pals from ex-Mandate territory. Olso, 1993: PLO recognized as "sole representative of the Palestinian people" Olso 1993: PA recognized as the representative of the occupied people in Gaza/WB Road Map 2002: PA recognized as the body responsible for reaching performance-based benchmarks in the occupied territory Conclusion: The RM does not extend any extra authority to the PA beyond representing the occupied people in Gaza/WB, therefore its authority remains unchanged from Olso. Inter alia, the PLO status also remains unchanged as the "sole representative of the Palestinian people" Score: David gets an "F" Homework: Write a 1,000 word essay: "Israel can no more claim to be the representative of the Jewish people than the PA can claim to be the representative of the Palestinian people"
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
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