The contemporary political history of the Near and Middle East

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U.N. Security Council Resolution 242
22 November 1967. Emphasizing the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every State in the area can live in security.
Middle East rises in solidarity
By Joyce Chediac, Workers World, 19 October 2000. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs, Iranians and other peoples of the Middle East have taken to the streets daily to rage at the killing of more than 80 Palestinians by the Israeli government. The protests have so strongly targeted the U.S. that Washington has closed all its diplomatic offices in the Middle East.
Ten Things to Know About the Middle East
By Stephen Zunes, AlterNet, 1 October 2001. Authoritative collection of some basic political information.
Britain to host Mid-East peace summit
By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor, The Telegraph, 12 June 2004. Britain has won American agreement to hold an international peace conference on the Middle East in London early next year. If Israel does not attend the conference, it is expected to go ahead with the Palestinian, Arab, American and European participants.