Why Isn’t Palestine A State Yet?

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With 135 UN members who acknowledge its independence, Palestine still lacks recognition from the US and Israel. So what’s the deal? Why isn’t Palestine a state?

Learn More:
Map: Which Countries Recognize Palestine in 2014?
http://www.polgeonow.com/2014/12/map-which-countries-recognize-palestine.html
“Palestine declared independence in 1988, and its government continues to pursue recognition as a country today.”

Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
http://www.merip.org/primer-palestine-israel-arab-israeli-conflict-new
“The conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Zionist (now Israeli) Jews is a modern phenomenon, dating to the end of the nineteenth century.”

Palestine
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/439645/Palestine/45065/Ottoman-rule
“Palestine area of the eastern Mediterranean region, comprising parts of modernIsrael and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the West Bank (the area west of the Jordan River).”

Key Maps
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/v3_israel_palestinians/maps/html/settlements_checkpoints.stm
“At the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a dispute over land and borders.”

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Why Jerusalem Matters To Palestine & Israel

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