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Royal Baby, Meet The Internet

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As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their first night at home with their newborn son, the Internet celebrated the royal baby's birth in its own way.

Twitter trolls had a blast:

He's not ginger ;) #itsaboy

— Prince Harry (@Prince___Harry) July 22, 2013

Dear William & Kate: If William is 100% royal and Princess Kate is 0% royal, will that make your son a half-blood prince? #RoyalBaby

— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) July 22, 2013

Enjoy these first carefree moments, #royalbaby boy, because tomorrow begins THE GAME OF THRONES.

— Team Coco (@TeamCoco) July 22, 2013

Great to hear the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour. Is she an affiliated member? #boomtish#royalbaby

— John Prescott (@johnprescott) July 22, 2013

BBC pointing out the #RoyalBaby has been born on a full moon. Not sure if they're suggesting it's a werewolf. We may not know for a while.

— The Media Blog (@TheMediaTweets) July 22, 2013

Woah people seem super excited for this new british band, the royal baby.

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) July 22, 2013

I hope that one day the royal baby and Blue Ivy will rap together about how rich they are.

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 22, 2013

If the #RoyalBaby ever sings "I just can't wait to be king" I will not be happy.

— Scar (@GrumpyScar) July 22, 2013

Whatever kittens are better than babies anyway

— Tom Hawking (@tom_hawking) July 22, 2013

One major reason to get your royal baby news from the Guardian … pic.twitter.com/QhcX6RXMuP

— Jonathan Haynes (@JonathanHaynes) July 22, 2013


Photomontages were legion:
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Several brands even came up with cheeky nods to the royal birth:


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Geopolitics

Utter Pessimism, What Israelis And Palestinians Share In Common

Right now, according to a joint survey of Israelis and Palestinians, hopes for a peaceful solution of coexistence simply don't exist. The recent spate of violence is confirmation of the deepest kind of pessimism on both sides for any solution other than domination of the other.

An old Palestinian protester waves Palestinian flag while he confronts the Israeli soldiers during the demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Beit Dajan near the West Bank city of Nablus.

A Palestinian protester confronts Israeli soldiers during the demonstration against Israeli settlements in the West Bank village of Beit Dajan on Jan. 6.

Pierre Haski

-Analysis-

PARIS — Just before the latest outbreak of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, a survey of public opinion among the two peoples provided a key to understanding the current situation unfolding before our eyes.

It was a joint study, entitled "Palestinian-Israeli Pulse", carried out by two research centers, one Israeli, the other Palestinian, which for years have been regularly asking the same questions to both sides.

The result is disastrous: not only is the support for the two-state solution — Israel and Palestine side by side — at its lowest point in two decades, but there is now a significant share of opinion on both sides that favors a "non-democratic" solution, i.e., a single state controlled by either the Israelis or Palestinians.

This captures the absolute sense of pessimism commonly felt regarding the chances of the two-state option ever being realized, which currently appears to be our grim reality today. But the results are also an expression of the growing acceptance on both sides that it is inconceivable for either state to live without dominating the other — and therefore impossible to live in peace.

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