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The Daily Beast Piece on ‘State 194’

The State-Builder

“They’re celebrating in Ramallah tonight, but what about tomorrow morning?” the New Yorker’s David Remnick asked Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, in reference to the lopsided vote—138 countries in favor, 9 opposed and 41 abstaining—in favor of upgrading Palestine’s status at the United Nations.

“We do have to worry about the day after,” Fayyad responded. “And the reality of the day after is going to be dominated, as it was the day before, by the reality of an oppressive occupation that has lasted for forty-five years.”

The interview took place Thursday evening at a screening of the new documentary film “State 194,” in reference to Palestine eventually becoming the United Nations’ 194th member state. 

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