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2017 Annual Assessment

1 Delivered on May 21, 2017
2 Ibid.
3 Jeffrey Goldberg, The Obama Doctrine, The Atlantic, April 2016 Issue.
4 Ibid.
5 Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2017
6 Ibid.
7 Ibid.
8 New York Times, July 28, 2017
9 Guardian, August 8, 2017
10 Independent, February 18, 2017
11 Thus, Russia spent 68 billion dollars on military expenditures in the previous year while NATO’s European members spent a combined 265 billion. Russia’s population is shrinking and stands today at 144 million, while Europe passed the half billion marker. Total Russian GDP is 2 trillion dollars while Europe’s stands at 16 trillion.
12 Pew Research Center, 5 facts about how Americans view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, May 23, 2016
13 Haaretz, August 16, 2017
14 Haaretz, December 1, 2015
15 Haaretz, July 17, 2017
16 New York Times, July 19, 2017
17 Haaretz, July 5, 2017
18 Al Monitor, March 3, 2017
19 Haaretz, June 22, 2017
20 Haaretz, July 5, 2017
21 Al Monitor, May 16, 2017 (quote from an interview with King Abdullah in BBC from February 2016)
22 Al Monitor, May 16, 2017.
23 Haaretz, May 8, 2017.
24 Haaretz, July 25, 2017
25 Hürriyet Daily News, December 14, 2015
26 Haaretz, May 20, 2017.
27 According to the PA’s criteria, a prisoner sentenced as a terrorist by Israel for over 30 years earns a monthly stipend of 3000 USD. This is four times the average salary within the Palestinian territories.
28 Haaretz, January 24, 2017.
29 Haaretz, February 7, 2017.
30 Haaretz, February 13, 2017.
31 Haaretz, March 31, 2017.
32 Wired, August 1, 2017.
33 The New Yorker, August 6, 2017. {“The End of This Road: The Decline of the Palestinian National Movement” By Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi}

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