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Hundreds Of Palestinians In Israeli Jails Begin Hunger Strike

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.17.2017 | World

GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 17 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday in response to a call by prom...

Trump Invites Palestinian Leader Abbas To White House

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, an Abbas spokesman said, after the two leaders s...

Trump/Netanyahu Meet: an Exercise in Fawning, Fantasy, and Anti-Palestinian Incitement

James Zogby | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
James Zogby

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with US President Donald Trump was overshadowed by dramatic and unsettling events that preceded ...

Two-State Solution Is Only Way Israel Can Avoid Becoming a Discriminatory State

Murray Forseter | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Murray Forseter

Donald Trump says he will leave it to the Israelis and Palestinians to decide if there will be one state or two in the land between the Mediterranean ...

Trump Abandons Commitment To 2-State Solution In Press Conference With Netanyahu

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump suggested he was no longer committed to a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in a joint press conference wi...

Abbas Warns Trump: Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem 'Will Not Help Peace'

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.14.2017 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the Middle East with Pope Francis on Saturday and said prospects for peace there will suffer if U.S. pre...

Netanyahu Intensifies Criticism Of The Obama Administration, Thanks Trump

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has always had a rocky relationship with the Barack Obama administration, but in the wake of Secretary of St...

John Kerry's Speech Only Serves To Further Marginalize The Israeli Left

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Careless diplomacy was never John Kerry’s trademark. Yes, his sometimes aspirational language was deemed “messianic” by critics, but a more cons...

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...

Spanish Parliament Calls For Recognition Of Palestinian State

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

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

A Historic Vote on Palestine in the British Parliament

David Hearst | Posted 12.12.2014 | World
David Hearst

Gone is the rose-tinted vision of Israel as an island of democracy in a sea of irrational and violent Arabs. Gone is the belief that Israel wants to negotiate, if only it could find a partner to talk to. Gone, too, is the notion that there is symmetry in this conflict.

Major European Country To Recognize State Of Palestine

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

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...

Abbas' Newfound Courage

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Having taken that courageous step at the UN, the Palestinian president now feels free to make some changes that reflect that symbolic move.

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.

The Worst Possible Option

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Whoever agrees that the preferred solution to the conflict are two-states-for-two-peoples needs to realize that this possibility to implement is gradually slipping away while no progress, however small or incremental, is being made.

Palestinians Mulling Post UN Vote Strategies

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Going to the UN marked the total failure of the negotiating process that began two decades earlier in Madrid and was followed by the Oslo Accords. The failure at the Security Council exposes the impotence of the international community.

The Most Controversial Places Claiming Nationhood

Posted 09.14.2011 | World

On Thursday the United Nations recognized South Sudan as its 193rd member state, turning the country officially into the world's youngest nation. And ...