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Mahmoud Abbas and the UN General Assembly

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Arsen Ostrovsky

In going to the UN, Abbas risks damaging the entire peace process beyond repair, and in the process crushing the hopes of millions of his own people.

Abbas Needs An Exit Ramp From the UN

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

Although saying yes at the UN -- or even turning a blind eye -- is not a viable option, we need to give Abbas a feasible exit ramp. And it needs to be compelling enough to remind the Palestinian street that his path, the path of non-violence, pays greater dividends than Hamas's.

Mahmoud Abbas, the Jackie Robinson of Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the world wants to see resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict anytime soon, it has to wrest control of the issue from Washington. And that's why moving the arena to the United Nations makes perfect sense.

A Voice for Palestine Is a Voice for Israel

Ru Freeman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Ru Freeman

Mamilla cemetery, located just inside West Jerusalem, contains the remains of several prominent Islamic leaders, including those who fought alongside ...

Surmounting the Palestinian UN Impasse: The Example of France and Egypt in 1982

Allan Gerson | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The Palestinians would be wise to take note a past Franco-Egyptian maneuver for establishing a new framework for settling their conflict with Israel. By not forcing the vote they can create a win-win situation for all concerned.

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.

Let the U.N. Act on Palestine

James Zogby | Posted 06.23.2011 | World
James Zogby

Here we are, two and one half years into the Obama administration's efforts to resolve this matter, and the only creative ideas have come from the Palestinians, the weakest and most vulnerable party to the conflict.