Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki (left) and Elias Sanbar, historian and ambassador for Palestine at UNESCO, face the media during a press conference at UNESCO's 36th General Conference in Paris on Oct. 31, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki (left) and Elias Sanbar, historian and ambassador for Palestine at UNESCO, face the media during a press conference at UNESCO's 36th General Conference in Paris on Oct. 31, 2011. (Associated Press)