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The 100-year-old promise

The international community enabled the birth of Israel

In theory, who doesn’t believe in self-determination, the idea, developed in the 19th century, that all nations have a right to sovereignty?

By the early 20th century, President Woodrow Wilson was insisting that “National aspirations must be respected; people may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent.”

In theory, self-determination is today a fundamental principle of international law.

Ves 1aIn practice, not so much.

The Middle East’s 35 million Kurds have long wanted their own nation-state.

They’re not about…

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