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Palestinian Statehood

The Alice in Wonderland World of the UN Veto

David Hearst | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
David Hearst

Consider for a moment how 2015 must look through the eyes of the assumed victor of this struggle, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. What does the new year have in store for him?

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...

Recognizing Palestine

John Feffer | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

In his recent meeting with Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he was "committed to the vision of peace for two states for two peoples." That sounds nice. But if he'd been pressed, Netanyahu might have admitted that the two states he had in mind were Israel and the U.S., not Israel and Palestine.

British MPs Pass Non-Binding Vote To Recognize Palestine

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

(Reuters) - British lawmakers voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on Monday in a move that will not alter the government's stance on t...

U.S. Culpability in the Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Stephen Zunes | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

The Obama administration would have to challenge the Israeli government's hard line toward the Palestinians in order for the peace process to be successful. Unfortunately, the White House apparently had no interest in doing so.

Washington Is Livid With the Palestinians

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Micah D. Halpern

Palestinian leadership is on the move. In politics, there is seldom simply one move. And unilateral moves always result in strong responses.

Abbas Will Not Pursue Further Palestinian Recognition At General Assembly

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- At this week's annual top-level U.N. General Assembly meetings, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is honoring a promise to th...

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 ...

A de Jure Palestine

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

The ingredients are there for the birth of the national homeland of the Palestinian people. A homeland with which the U.S. can, and should, puruse elevated relations that go beyond the political aspects of making peace in the region.

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...

Partitioning the 'Two-state Solution'

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
John V. Whitbeck

The issue is no longer whether and how a Palestinian state will ever come into existence -- or even whether it is still possible. It exists. The issue is when and how the occupation of the State of Palestine will come to an end.

Abbas Orders Palestinian Name Change

AP | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian president has ordered his government to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to "State of Pa...

Israel Approves 1,500 New Homes In Controversial Settlement Expansion

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days aft...

The UN's Palestine Vote: Why the Panic?

James Zogby | Posted 01.31.2013 | World
James Zogby

The world spoke, but the U.S. proved itself incapable not only of acting in concert with the world, but of admitting the reasons why it could not. The U.S. remains the critical player, but because of the constraints our deformed politics has imposed on this and past Administrations, Washington appears incapable of fulfilling that role.

Legal Implication of the United Nations Resolution on Palestine

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The General Assembly vote declaring that Palestine, within the pre-1967 borders, is a "state," at least for some purposes, would have nasty legal implications, if it were ever to be taken seriously by the international community.

Why Obama Needs to Stop Netanyahu's Dangerous Driving

David Miles | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
David Miles

President Obama needs to start spending some of the political capital he earned through his election victory to help restart the peace process, which has stalled since Mr. Netanyahu took office four years ago.

International Criminal Court To Study Palestine Legal Status

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court say they will study what the Palestinian Authority's upgraded status means f...

Why Czechs Only EU Nation To Vote Against Palestine

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Michael Winfrey and Robert Muller PRAGUE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - When Czechs cast the lone European "no" vote against the Palestinian A...

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...

Vatican Applauds Palestinian State Vote, Eyes Jerusalem

By Philip Pullella | Posted 11.29.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Vatican hailed the United Nations' implicit recognition of a Palestinian state on Thursday and called for an internationally guarantee...

Palestinians Look Toward UN Vote On Symbolic Anniversary Of Partition

AP | ARON HELLER and DAN PERRY | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The black-and-white photos show masses of people yearning for independence, celebrating a vote recognizing a state in Palestine. It ...

Bibi Warns Palestinians U.N. Vote 'Won't Change Anything'

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians erupted in wild cheers Thursday, hugging each other, setting off fireworks and chanting "God is great" after ...

Palestinians Certain To Win U.N. Recognition As A State

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a victory decades in the making for the Pale...

LOOK: Key Players In The Palestinian Statehood Bid

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

The vote is largely symbolic, the outcome nearly assured: The Palestinians and Israelis are closely watching the evolving positions of a few key count...

Germany Won't Back Palestinian State At UN

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Germany says it won't back a Palestinian drive for statehood in a U.N. vote this week – putting it at odds with France and other Europ...