Shlomo Avineri

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; former Director-General of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1976-1977)

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Next week, the UN General Assembly may be asked to recognize a Palestinian state, with the potential for isolating both Israel and the United States.

The 'Arab Spring' and Diplomacy in the Middle East

Next week, the UN General Assembly may be asked to recognize a Palestinian state, with the potential for isolating both Israel and the United States.

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