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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...

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.

The UN Palestinian Vote: Historic Irony and Current Politics

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Israel-Palestine conflict has always been dominated by symbols, the legacy of the past and the everlasting desire to score PR points. So, today was one of those days to be remembered in the annals of the tragic conflict.

Former Israeli PM Supports Palestinians' U.N. Bid

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

As the members of the United Nations vote to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representation at the world body to that of "observer-state," the P...

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...

Palestinans Gear Up For Plan B

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinians are resigned to defeat in their quest for full membership at the United Nations, officials said Tuesday, and h...

Washington Must Confront Its Dysfunction, If It Is to Lead

James Zogby | Posted 01.05.2012 | World
James Zogby

The hysteria on display in Washington over UNESCO's vote to include Palestine as a member of the world body, though largely a manufactured effort, was, nevertheless, irritating and a sad commentary on the dysfunctional nature of U.S. politics.

Obama Urges A Divided Bosnia Not To Support Palestinian Claim

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Bosnian leaders urging them not to support the Palestinian bid for st...

Who Are the Palestinians?

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

A collection of 51 in-depth interviews of Palestinians from all walks of life, Arthur Nelsen's groundbreaking In Your Eyes a Sandstorm holds many answers.

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.

Joshua Hersh

Rep. Joe Walsh To Palestinians: Stop Statehood Bid Or Israel Will Annex West Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced a resolution warning Palestinian leaders that Israel would be within its rights to annex the West Ban...

On a Collision Course With Arab Opinion

James Zogby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

The importance of Palestine is known. But what is shocking is the degree to which politics in Washington still fails to fully grasp and/or act on this point. I worry that both Congress and the administration are on a dangerous collision course with Arab public opinion.

IDF Training Israeli Settlers Ahead Of 'Mass Disorder' Expected In September

Haaretz | Chaim Levinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The IDF has conducted detailed work to determine a "red line" for each settlement in the West Bank, which will determine when soldiers will be ordered...

Seeking Seat At The UN, Palestinians Prepare Symbolic Chair

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians are hoping to secure a seat at the United Nations next month. They already have the chair for it. Palest...

No Yellow Brick Road for Palestinian UN Bid

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.05.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

The creation of a Palestinian state via the UN will in no way end the Mideast conflict, but will only add another dimension of instability to the region. Nor will it serve the interests of the Palestinian people.