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Haaretz Editorial

The sense of despair that was evident in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly Friday should disturb Israel more than his ultimatum to the state. “Israel, the occupying power, has one year to withdraw from the Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem,” he declared. He added that if Israel does not comply, “[W]e will go to the International Court of Justice ... on the issue of the legality of the occupation of the land of the Palestinian state.” It’s hard to believe that anyone, Israeli or Palestinian, takes these remarks a

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