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Palestine Statehood

The Dangerous Alternate Middle East Reality

Dr. Abner Weiss | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Dr. Abner Weiss

Israeli Prime Ministers have reiterated their acceptance of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, but their efforts to achieve a lasting peace with the Palestinians have largely been discounted.

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.

Can Barack Unleash His Inner Jew?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

A methodical man, Obama must have been an excellent law professor and would probably make a fine Supreme Court Justice, but as president he often ambles, not the best trait for a chief executive.

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.

The Israeli Palestinian Dispute Casts Ominous Shadow Over U.S. Domestic Politics

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

These Autumn winds, like those from the Arab Spring, could bring about irreversible and historic changes in the outdated and unsuccessful political paradigm which previously defined decades of the relationship between Israel and Palestine.

The Palestine UN Vote: Is There a Duty to Admit?

Balakrishnan Rajagopal | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Balakrishnan Rajagopal

If the U.S. vetos the admission of Palestine, whose right to self-determination has been affirmed in hundreds of U.N. resolutions, including many in which the U.S. also voted in favor, it would breach international law.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The Palestinians say they are going to ask the United Nations Security Council for their recognition as an independent state. And the United States says it is going to veto the Palestinian proposal.

Palestine Goes to the UN

Khaled Elgindy | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Khaled Elgindy

Even if the U.S. government does convince the Palestinians to abandon their U.N. bid, it will only have succeeded in delaying, rather than preventing, a more serious crisis down the road.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Leaders: U.N. Statehood Drive Is 'Moment Of Truth'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A Palestinian effort to seek statehood at the United Nations later this month may be the last, best hope for a negotiated two-state solu...

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.

US: Recognize State of Palestine In 2011

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The United States should either lay a peace plan on the table and demand its implementation, or the Palestinians should declare full independence, with negotiations with Israel to follow.

Netanyahu's Conditions For Supporting A Palestinian State

Foreign Policy | Joshua Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Washington Times's Eli Lake reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will say in his speech this weekend that he is prepared to acce...