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  1/15/2009, Tevet 19, 5769

A Year Ago Today at IsraelNationalNews.com


Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was filmed at a PLO Central Committee meeting with an emblem that negates the existence of Israel as a backdrop. The PLO emblem includes the flag adopted by the PA above the map of Israel, including its border from before and after 1967.

Two Years Ago at IsraelNationalNews.com
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has vowed that Israel and the United States will not accept a Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government that does not free kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, renounce terror and recognize the right of Israel to exist.

--United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denied a report that she is planning to propose to Israel that the Palestinian Authority be permitted to dispense with the first stage of the U.S. sponsored Road Map plan and move on to the establishment of a temporary Palestinian state. "I am in favor of dialogue and increasing the pace of negotiations, but I don't advocate skipping any steps," she said.

--American weapons for Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas are "under control" by the United States and will not be used against Israel as they were during the period of the Oslo agreements, American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters before arriving in Israel. 

Three Years Ago at IsraelNationalNews.com
Doctors released a statement that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains in serious and stable condition and may remain in a coma for a prolonged period of time. Doctors last week began the process of bringing the prime minister out of the medically induced coma, hoping he would awaken in a number of days, but to date, he remains comatose.