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Palestinian aide disappointed by Obama’s UN speech

Reuters

September 21, 2011 | 11:53 am

President Barack Obama addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 21. Photo by REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A senior Palestinian official voiced disappointment at U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to the the United Nations on Wednesday, saying he had hoped for an expression of support for... read full article

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