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Palestine Statehood Bid

Former Israeli PM Supports Palestinians' U.N. Bid

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

As the members of the United Nations vote to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representation at the world body to that of "observer-state," the P...

There Are No Silver Bullets to Peace

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.

With Regard to a Palestinian Request Which Does Not Serve the Cause of Peace

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This statehood demand is based upon a false premise, -- that of the supposed "intransigence" on the part of the Israelis -- which leaves the opposing party no recourse other than this diplomatic putsch.

A Disturbing and Dangerous Week at the U.N.

James Zogby | Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

It was a week of speeches and exhausting meetings and deliberations over what to do about the Palestinian bid for statehood. In a way, it was the speeches that told the story.

Mahmoud Abbas, the Jackie Robinson of Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the world wants to see resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict anytime soon, it has to wrest control of the issue from Washington. And that's why moving the arena to the United Nations makes perfect sense.

LIVE: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Addresses The UN General Assembly

Posted 11.23.2011 | World

On the third day of the debate in the 66th Session of the U.N. General Assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has submitted a letter to Secreta...

Win, Lose, or Draw? The UN Showdown

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The debate over full Palestinian membership in the UN is not over yet, but it is not too early to issue an interim report card, and it seems that what was billed as a diplomatic showdown is just another chapter in a long saga whose end is still not in sight.

A Voice for Palestine Is a Voice for Israel

Ru Freeman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Ru Freeman

Mamilla cemetery, located just inside West Jerusalem, contains the remains of several prominent Islamic leaders, including those who fought alongside ...

Mahmoud Abbas, Meet Warren Buffett

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Kyle G. Brown

You might think Palestine and President Barack Obama's mooted "Buffett Tax" have nothing to do with each other. Except for one thing: Republicans have found a way to (unwittingly) combine the two -- with revolutionary results!

Palestinian Statehood Primer: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

The Question Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to request that the United Nations recognize Palestine as a full member of the organizat...

UN Membership Enhances Peace

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

The Palestinians, represented by the PLO, have long sought to establish an independent, sovereign state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The obvious question is simple: if not now, when?

Even Tom Friedman Says It's the Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Like Friedman, I feel terrible about all this. And I'm not alone. Most people who care about Israel understand that it can only survive if it ends the occupation and supports establishment of a Palestinian state.

Palestinians Want to Negotiate as a State

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

So what, exactly, is Abbas hoping to achieve? The UN General Assembly, unlike the Security Council, cannot declare a state, and the U.S. has vowed to veto any Security Council resolution that recognizes Palestine's independence.

Domestic Foreign Policy Storm Clouds -- The Unresolved Israel Palestine Dispute

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Clarence B. Jones

The spark most likely to reignite and inflame the Israel Palestinian "peace negotiations" is the pending plan of the Palestinian Leadership to seek admission of Palestine, as an independent "State" to the United Nations.