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February 19, 2003

Leading Palestinian intellectual to talk in Berkeley: Edward Said expects statehood by 'end of the decade'

For me the key sentence in this chatter by Edward Said is this reference to The Right of Return, always a deal breaker
[...]Said, also an accomplished pianist and music critic, was one of the first prominent critics of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which promised "autonomy" for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, prior to an independent state. He has been equally critical of negotiations since then, saying they have done little to address the right of return for Palestinian refugees, or address the status of Jerusalem, the eastern half of which the Palestinians want as their future capital. [more]