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Review: 'State 194' takes smart look at Israeli-Palestinian dispute
Review: 'State 194' takes smart look at Israeli-Palestinian dispute

Two years, two states. In 2009, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad laid out a plan to end the decades-long territorial stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians. But by 2011, despite Fayyad's efforts, including a successful campaign to improve Palestinians' economic and institutional infrastructure — a kind of "if you build it, statehood will come" — the situation remained deadlocked. This period of hope, progress, frustration and fracture is examined with equanimity and clarity by Israeli filmmaker Dan Setton in the absorbing documentary "State 194." Setton focuses on the seemingly level-headed, optimistic Fayyad as he...

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