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Palestinian Statehood

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?

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,...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Israeli Prime Minister Refutes GOP Talking Points: We Have 'Tremendous Bipartisan Support' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP presidential candidates ramped up discussion about Israel policy in the past week, as Palestinian leaders pushed for a United Na...

Joshua Hersh

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Quartet Offer Seeks To Bridge A Gaping Divide | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian officials submitted a bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations General Assembly Friday, on a day of frenetic ...

Win, Lose, or Draw? The UN Showdown

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The debate over full Palestinian membership in the UN is not over yet, but it is not too early to issue an interim report card, and it seems that what was billed as a diplomatic showdown is just another chapter in a long saga whose end is still not in sight.

Clashes Break Out Between Palestinians And Israel Security Forces In East Jerusalem

Haaretz | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

Violence broke out in and around the East Jerusalem area on Friday when Palestinian youths hurled rocks at security forces in the neighborhood of Ras ...

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

Israel: The World's Worst Managed Brand

Adam Hanft | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Adam Hanft

As the United Nations sits on the verge of an historical vote on the issue of Palestinian statehood, we can't forget this: Israel started with one o...

Republicans Threaten UN Funding Over Palestinian Statehood

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

Republicans are once again taking shots at the United Nations. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has introduced a bill to cut off funding for the U.N. sho...

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.

Swapping Stories for Peace

Reza Aslan | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Reza Aslan

As the Palestinian Authority heads to New York this week to confront the Israeli government at the United Nations with a declaration of statehood, back in Israel a group of Jewish and Arab kids are laying the foundations for a more hopeful future through the art of storytelling.

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?

Behind Abbas's UN Gambit

Will Marshall | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Will Marshall

Why are Palestinians devoting their diplomatic energies to scoring purely symbolic points at Turtle Bay?