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French Lawmakers Recognize Palestine As State In Symbolic Vote

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

By John Irish PARIS, Dec 2 (Reuters) - French lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine, a symbolic move that will not imm...

Is Palestine Forgotten in Current War on ISIS?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

While many Palestinians and their supporters want the US to press Israel to adhere to international law and end its occupation, many would be happy if the US just stops protecting Israel in international forums, especially the UN Security Council.

France To Recognize Palestinian State At UN

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

PARIS — France announced Tuesday that it plans to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week. With...

Israel & Palestine: One Invented Nation or Two

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

If the Arabs didn't call themselves Palestinians until the Zionist movement began, neither did the Jews call themselves Israelis until 1948. Until then, they were just Jews. But each of the two peoples knew who they were and who the other was.

U.K. Will Abstain On UN Palestinian Vote

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

LONDON — Britain will abstain from the United Nations vote on the Palestinian bid for statehood, Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament...

U.S. Tries To Avoid Palestinian-Statehood Showdown At UN

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The United States pressed ahead Monday with intensive talks aimed at averting a showdown over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations ...

European Union Urges Palestinians And Israelis To Return To Negotiations

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

CAIRO — European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday urged a return to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, according to a statem...

Could Obama Support Palestine in UN?

Ira Chernus | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

As Gabriela Shalev reminds us, it's foolish to assume that Obama is merely a puppet with Netanyahu pulling the strings. Her two years at the UN surely taught her that the real power is in Washington, not Jerusalem.

Let the U.N. Act on Palestine

James Zogby | Posted 06.23.2011 | World
James Zogby

Here we are, two and one half years into the Obama administration's efforts to resolve this matter, and the only creative ideas have come from the Palestinians, the weakest and most vulnerable party to the conflict.

Argentina Recognizes Palestinian State, Upsets Israel

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel expressed disappointment Tuesday with Argentina's recognition of a Palestinian state in territories Israel occupied in 1967, ...

US Should Stop Mideast Peace Process in Order to Achieve Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

US efforts led by Special Envoy George Mitchell clearly show that the current ruling coalition in Israel is incapable of doing the minimum required for peace.

Palestinians Ask Europe To Recognize A State

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians have asked European countries to recognize an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – a...

Obama Hits All of the Basics in Middle East but Can Do More

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Obama did all the "right" things during his tour of the Middle East. But doing the "right things" might not be enough to actually achieve Middle East peace. Obama needs to do more.