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Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood
Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood

After a disastrous 2014, Palestinians are embarking on a risky new gambit for 2015: seeking to internationalize the Middle East peace process. After decades of American-led mediation efforts, the Palestinian leadership is moving aggressively to court world support for sovereign statehood, despite warnings from within and without that such a strategy could backfire and strengthen Israel's hand. Last year began amid a concerted U.S. campaign by Secretary of State John F. Kerry to coax Israel and the Palestinians to the bargaining table. By April, that high-profile peace bid had broken down amid bitter mutual recriminations. By July, war had erupted in the Hamas-controlled Gaza...

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