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Vale Gore Vidal
From The Daily Beast:
Author Gore Vidal died on Tuesday from pneumonia, his nephew confirmed. In his 86 years, he wrote 8 plays, 26 novels, 14 screenplays, and countless essays. Most of the rest of his time was spent arguing—and, my word, was he expert at it.
"Palestinian municipal elections were supposed to be held last week. Instead, they were canceled. A statement released by the Palestinian Authority claimed the cancellation was "in order to pave the way for a successful end to the siege on Gaza and for continued efforts at unity" between Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, and the government in the West Bank.
The cancellation of this election was an unjustified, unlawful, and unacceptable act. It damages democratic rights and makes a mockery of the interests of the Palestinian people.
But this is far more than an internal Palestinian issue. The only lasting peace between Isr…