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Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat stopped short of reiterating his determination to declare Palestinian statehood on May 4, 1999. But in an address in New York before the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation, where he appeared with Israeli politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, Arafat said the date, which is the day that final-status talks between the two sides are supposed to be completed, “just cannot come and go.” Arafat also called for joint action between the Palestinians and the Israelis to deal with terror and promised that no future anti-Israeli broadcasting would occur on Palestinian children’s television.

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