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Palestine Statehood

Is This The Real Reason The U.S. Doesn't Recognize Palestine?

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
DaShanne Stokes

In acknowledging an entity's statehood, governments open the doors to treaty relations, trade, foreign aid, and, potentially, membership in the United Nations.

Jimmy Carter: ICC Should Look Into Palestinian War Crime Claims

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

In a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter told host Marc Lamont Hill he supports the International Criminal Court looking in...

U.S. Duplicity In Punishing Palestine for Joining the ICC

Alexandra Halaby | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Alexandra Halaby

Many Palestinians and supporters of the State of Palestine are curious about the U.S. applying such financial pressure to the P.A. After all, the U.S. has been selling a narrative of democracy-building in the Middle East as part of official foreign policy for the past two decades.

Eliciting Fear at Home and Abroad, Israel Seeks to Downgrade Democracy

Peter Mellgard | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Peter Mellgard

As European governments, one by one, vote to recognize a Palestinian state, Israelis are wrestling with their own questions of national identity in a polarizing debate that some say will destroy the state of Israel in its current form.

Jordan's Prince Hassan: Recognition of Palestinian State Is a 'Gross Irrelevance.' The Issue Is Citizenship for All.

Alain Elkann | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

Shifting the emphasis from bombs and oil to citizens being the vector of stability or instability may be, just may be, the way to propose a stabilization architecture for the region. And the region I am talking about is West Asia to South Asia, East of Suez to Iran, Turkey and Iraq.

Is Palestine a State That We Can Recognize?

Beatriz Becerra | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Beatriz Becerra

Can we talk about a "Palestinian state" that is capable of being recognized? Or is it rather an artifice destined to become a new failed state in a region where there are already too many? Will it become another state where the most extreme ideologies would be funded and legitimized? A new site for soldiers to travel to on international missions?

The Brakes Come Off in British Parliament's Vote on Palestinian Statehood

David Hearst | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
David Hearst

There was an audible snap in Britain on Monday night. Freed of the burden of saying what Israel and its lobby demanded to hear, politicians of right and left said what they felt.

Not Even an Itsy-Bitsy Step

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

It would seem that even an itsy-bitsy step toward the goal of a two-state solution in ex-Palestine would be welcomed in all capitals. On Nov. 29, the ...

Palestinians Win Recognition By UN Majority

Posted 11.30.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine. The resolution ...

Abbas Calls On UN To Issue 'Birth Certificate' For Palestine

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the U.N. General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by s...

The West Should Accept Palestine's Right to Exist

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
John V. Whitbeck

The votes of the U.S. and other Western states on Palestine's application for a UN status upgrade from "observer entity" to "observer state" will be absolutely critical to keeping alive the current slim hopes of achieving peace in the Middle East.

Joshua Hersh

At AIPAC, Amb. Susan Rice Emerges As Pro-Israel Courter-In-Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama spoke at a pro-Israel conference here on Sunday, among his many goals was to offer a defense of his administ...

Taking Advantage of the Calm Before the Storm

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

The history of failed bilateral negotiations shows that it may be time to try a novel and multilateral approach advocated by the Arab Peace Initiative.

Confronting Palestinian Reactions to Failed Talks With Israel

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

Israel cannot negotiate out of fear but it concurrently cannot stand oblivious to the fundamental transformations which have occurred because of the Arab Spring.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian UNESCO Bid Sets Up Clash Between Hollywood And Israel Lobbies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pro-Israel interests on Capitol Hill may be about to run afoul of the nearly equally powerful lobbyists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley,...

AIPAC's Democrats Demand Cutting Palestinian Aid

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Yes, the Palestinians are turning to the United Nations to achieve statehood, but Netanyahu has ignored repeated demands by the Obama administration to take action to facilitate negotiations.

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.

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.

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!

Blessed are the Businessmen and Women

Stanley Weiss | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Stanley Weiss

Maybe if the benefits of peace in the Middle East were made material and not ethereal, with concrete commitments rather than vague promises, it would be the kind of disruptive development that sparks compromise.

Palestine at the UN: A Movable Feast Behind the Rhetoric

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The question is whether the onus would be put on the U.S. to cast a veto and why the Palestinians would want to put Washington on the spot when there is nothing to gain and much to lose.

Lesson to the "Pro-Israel" Right: Be Careful What You Ask From Congress

Lara Friedman | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Lara Friedman

Israeli diplomats, AIPAC, and other groups on the American Jewish and Christian right are learning a tough lesson today: Be careful what you tell Congress to do on Israel, because it might come back to bite you.