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Israeli Lawmaker: Palestine Can't Be A State Because There's No Arabic 'P'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.12.2016 | Home

A conservative Israeli lawmaker said there can't be a Palestinian state because there's no "P" sound in the Arabic language. "Palestine - There isn't...

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

Mahmoud Abbas | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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

Major European Country To Recognize State Of Palestine

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home

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 major E...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | Home

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 | Home

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 ...

Most Israelis Support Palestinian State, Poll Finds

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.06.2013 | Home

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...

Palestinians Win Recognition By UN Majority

Posted 11.30.2012 | Home

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 | Home

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

UK May Support Palestinian Recognition At UN

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Home

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would support a Palestinian bid for a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations if it were as...

Palestinian Recognition Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Home

By Stephanie Nebehay and Noah Browning GENEVA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Switzerland and Denmark on Wednesday joined a gr...

Decisions in the Interregnum in Palestine and Israel

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Home
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

While the two-state solution will not be realized immediately, there are many steps that can and should be taken to create the right underpinnings and environment for a successful peace deal once the politics is right. What is to be done during this interregnum?

A Plan to Recover Momentum for Palestine

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
John V. Whitbeck

The Palestinian leadership must show courage and wisdom by again seizing the initiative and setting the agenda so as to achieve, finally, some measure of justice and a decent future for the Palestinian people.

Gingrich Sets Aside Common Sense When It Comes to Palestine

Ahmad Tibi | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Ahmad Tibi

We Palestinians are no Johnny-come-lately. Our ties to this land go back centuries, as most historians will tell you. The fanciful history of Professor Gingrich, however, seems more to do with securing the Republican nomination than with speaking the truth.

Preventing 'Politicide' in the Middle East

Henry Siegman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
Henry Siegman

The bilateral peace process that the U.S. has doggedly sought to insulate from outside "interference" is not only an empty exercise but has served to provide Israel with cover for its settlement project.

Worth Versus Value: Hamas and the Case of Gilad Shalit

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Shai Baitel

In the Middle East a transaction should not be measured by its worth rather than by its value. Hamas has won much more than the release of over a thousand Palestinian prisoners. It has won strength and influence.