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Palestinian Statehood

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...

Palestinian Official: U.S. Opposition To Palestinian Recognition 'Pathetic'

AP | KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The expected U.N. vote Thursday to recognize a state of Palestine will be far more than symbolic – it could give the...

UK May Support Palestinian Recognition At UN

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

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

Palestinian Recognition Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

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

Gaza Is Longing for an Arab-Israeli Spring

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Dr. Faheem Younus

Plato may have inadvertently summed up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2,500 years ago when he is thought to have declared: "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

No Drama at Turtle Bay

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

At the United Nations General Assembly meeting, the world will be watching -- though with markedly less intensity than last year -- to see what the Palestinians will do.

Terrorism and Palestinian Statehood

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Alan Dershowitz

I favor a Palestinian state not so much because the Palestinians have earned this right by their actions and their history, but because Israel will benefit by ending civilian settlements on the West Bank and allowing the Palestinians to control their own destiny.

A One-State Solution for Israel and Palestine

George Bisharat | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
George Bisharat

Would not a truly democratic state joining Jews and Palestinians become the "light unto nations" that Israel was always meant to be?

Decisions in the Interregnum in Palestine and Israel

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
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?

Israel: Palestinian Economy Not Ready For Statehhood

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli government report says the Palestinian Authority is not economically stable enough for statehood. The report is set to be pre...

Joshua Hersh

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

A Plan to Recover Momentum for Palestine

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
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 | World
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.

Lie to Me

Lilac Sigan | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Lilac Sigan

It's comfortable for Abbas to keep selling this lie, and for a good reason: everyone seems to be buying it. But the truth is that when Abbas was offered this deal he supposedly wants, he refused. Why? Because he doesn't just want "a Palestinian state." He wants much much more.

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.

UN Special Rapporteur, Richard Falk, Talks About Palestine's Bid for Statehood (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

If I remember correctly, didn't President Bush, the father, at one point make an appeal to the American people on television?

Newt - Democracy's Blessing or Curse?

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Kevin Bermeister

In one fell swoop, Newt Gingrich focused the worlds' attention on all of the ignorance that has plagued Israel through more than 30 years of rhetoric ...

Why Does Congress Want to Make Us Blind in Iran?

Joel Rubin | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

It's time for Congress to change the law and to recognize that protecting our national security is its most sacred duty.

Metaphors Made Real: On the Power of National Symbols

Jake Townsend | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Jake Townsend

If ever there was a question regarding the power and importance of national symbols, the recent acceptance of Palestine into UNESCO may put them to rest.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian UNESCO Bid Sets Up Clash Between Hollywood And Israel Lobbies | 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,...

U.S. Warns UNESCO To Stay Out Of Palestine Debate

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Obama administration warned the U.N. cultural agency to stay out of the question of Palestinian statehoo...

Why Palestine Is Already a State (Part One)

Joe Lauria | Posted 12.04.2011 | World
Joe Lauria

A combination of mistakes and significant omissions of fact have left the American public misinformed about why the Palestinians have gone to the U.N. and what they are trying to achieve.

Netanyahu Welcomes Parts Of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan, Has Concerns About Others

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's government welcomed on Sunday parts of an international proposal to resume long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians b...

U.N. Security Council Weighs Palestinian Statehood Bid

AP | By ANITA SNOW | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council took its first official step Wednesday to consider the Palestinians' request for U.N. membership. Lebanese Amb...