February 23, 2015 | The Huffington Post

The Palestine 194 Plan for Legitimacy and Justice

With Yasser Arafat's death in 2004, Mahmoud Abbas assumed the mantle of leadership and met with President Da Silva of Brazil in 2005 where they laid the groundwork for Latin America's support in recognizing a Palestinian state. As Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies recounts in his book, State of Failure, by 2011, over a hundred countries had recognized an independent Palestinian state when Abbas revealed his intention to seek recognition at the UN Security Council.

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