The United Nations on Monday hosted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the “Nakba” — the Arabic word meaning “catastrophe” that is used by many Palestinians to describe the founding of the State of Israel in May 1948. Speaking for nearly an hour, Abbas repeated a litany of Palestinian accusations about Israel’s founding and the conflict between Jews and Palestinians going back to the 1917 Balfour Declaration. “So
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