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      Archive: 1/6/2013
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        1/6/2013, Tevet 24, 5773

      New ‘Palestine,’ Same Problems


      Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ bid to officially name the territories he controls “the state of Palestine” has not distracted residents from their anger over corruption and the failing economy. Hundreds of Palestinian Authority resident Arabs protested late last week in Bethlehem over the PA’s economic policies. Similar protests were held in other cities during the week.