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Nakba Day 2011 –> Third Intifada?

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Marc Tracy
May 16, 2011
Yesterday in the West Bank.(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
Yesterday in the West Bank.(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
Obama has signaled that he will, for the time being, avoid issuing a detailed peace plan, at least until August. This means that Netanyahu has bought another three months in which he will be able to stick to the status quo without any substantive concessions.

The question is whether the security situation in the territories will remain calm, or whether the disturbances in Jerusalem this weekend suggest a broader confrontation, as the events of Nakba Day in May 2000 signaled the second intifada that September.

Aluf Benn in Haaretz

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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