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Palestine's Flag Rises: A Moment of Hope for a People Awaiting Freedom

Mahmoud Abbas | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Mahmoud Abbas

On the vote to raise our flag at the U.N., the international community demonstrated its solidarity with the Palestinian people. Now it must act with urgency to seize the momentum from this symbolic gesture and provide a clear plan to end the illegal Israeli occupation, uphold human rights and achieve justice. It is time to finally achieve the independence of the State of Palestine, peacefully resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict -- the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict -- as was promised long ago.

Why The Vatican's Recognition Of A Palestinian State Comes As No Great Surprise

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

The Vatican made headlines around the world Wednesday by announcing that it has finalized an agreement with the Palestinian state on Catholic Church a...

Vatican Recognizes Palestinian State In New Treaty

AP | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire a...

Getting Real on Iran, and Israel

William Bradley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The remaining question for Netanyahu and the rest of what will be yet again the most right-wing government in Israeli history is what they really mean by calling the prospect of Iranian Bomb an "existential threat" to Israel.

How Many Times Has Bibi Backtracked On A Palestinian State?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow that there would be no Palestinian state under his leadership, made in the final hours of his election...

Jerked Around After All These Years

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Netanyahu's position directly opposes the American policy in favor of a two-state solution that has been in place since the Six-Day War of 1967.

Keeping the Palesinian State a Virtual Reality

David Hearst | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
David Hearst

Imagine for a moment that a Palestinian State did exist in the tunnels, and cuttings, and behind the walls and in the pockets of a land that lies between the settlement blocks and roads which Israel is allowed to keep.

The State Of Palestine Was Declared Way Before Europe's Push For Recognition

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Spanish Parliament Calls For Recognition Of Palestinian State

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

By Julien Toyer MADRID, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine as a state, albeit only when ...

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Is...

Major European Country To Recognize State Of Palestine

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Sweden's new center-left government will recognize the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first ma...

Israel vs. Hamas Through the Eyes of a Son of Holocaust Survivors

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Today my prayers are for the safety of the people of Israel but also for the Palestinian people. May our prayers help to move Hamas to recognize and accept Israel, and for Israel to then accept terms that will ensure a better future for the people of Gaza.

Ryan Grim

Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remar...

Palestinian Leader Joins UN Treaties and Continues Talks

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian negotiators are now facing the tough challenge of applying to join various UN agencies while, at the same time, agreeing, to continue peace talks until the end of April.

Jordan and Palestinian Refugees

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

An interesting development is taking places in Jordan: Forty years after the Rabat Summit, which declared the PLO as the "sole legitimate representative" of the Palestinian people, one aspect of representation is being challenged.

Israeli Minister Calls Palestinian State 'Pointless'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

Israeli economy minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday the idea of a Palestinian state was at a "dead-end", the latest Israeli official to speak out ...

Obama: Palestinians Deserve Independent State

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — President Barack Obama says Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel. O...

Most Israelis Support Palestinian State, Poll Finds

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

A slender majority of Israelis support the creation of a separate Palestinian state, but do not have high hopes for a peace deal, a survey said on Fri...

EU Condemns Israel Over Settlements

AP | DON MELVIN and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union warned Israel of unspecified consequences Monday if it goes through with plans to build thousands of new settler h...

Israel Punishing Palestinians For Statehood Bid

AP | DALIA NAMMARI and ARON HELLER | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian president returned triumphantly to the West Bank on Sunday, receiving a boisterous welcome from thousands of ch...

Israel Approves Controversial West Bank Settlement Construction

AP | ARON HELLER and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, revealing it will build 3,000 more homes for Jews on Isr...

Palestinians Euphoric Over UN Recognition

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, honked car horns and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an indep...

What UN Palestinian Nonmember State Vote Means

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The admission of Palestine as a nonmember state in the United Nations is far more than a symbolic vote. For the Palestinians, the move gi...

Only 9 Countries Vote Against Palestinians At UN

AP | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Just nine nations voted against the Palestinian Authority's upgrade to nonvoting observer state status, which passed the General Ass...

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 ...