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November 13, 2012

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Philip Roth in New York, September 2010. (Photo: Reuters)

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“Palestine” Does Not Qualify as a “State”

Rick Richman of Commentary argues that Mahmoud Abbas' statehood bid is unfeasible, as the Palestinians do not meet the international requreiments for a state.   

“Palestine” lacks a “government.” It is ruled half by a terrorist group and half by an unelected administrative entity. Its last election occurred nearly seven years ago, and it has no capacity (much less inclination) to hold a new one. The government of each half considers the government of the other half illegitimate, and both are correct: one regime took power by a coup, and the other remains in power four years after its term expired. There is no legal governing body in either half of the purported state, much less one that governs both.

 

Is Roth Really Done?

Clues to the acclaimed American Jewish author's decision to end his writing career on his own terms can be found in his novels, writes David Hadar for Tablet Magazine

Roth’s fiction shows that he has been thinking about this moment for a while now, so it makes sense then that once he has taken this final decision, he will stick to it. In fact, we are told that he has in fact not written (or read) a word of fiction for the last three years. Yet, there has been already one sighting of Roth the storyteller since then.

 

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