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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?

UN Special Rapporteur: Abortion Restrictions Don't Work

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Sure, the criminalization of abortion might be an impediment to getting a safe and timely abortion, but never a real barrier to getting one at all. Spread the word: abortion restrictions just don't work.

Supporting Netanyahu Imperils Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Regardless of all the protestations by Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to return to peace negotiations if only the Palestinians would agree, one simple fact cannot be masked: Mr. Netanyahu does not want a two-state solution. He wants only to delay decision-making at all costs.

Central American Leaders Warn Of Drug Trafficking Threat At UN | Posted 11.24.2011 | Latino Voices

Costa Rica and El Salvador, two countries highly affected by drug-related violence in recent years, have urged the United Nations to help fight drug c...

A Disturbing and Dangerous Week at the U.N.

James Zogby | Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

It was a week of speeches and exhausting meetings and deliberations over what to do about the Palestinian bid for statehood. In a way, it was the speeches that told the story.

Dramatic Bid For Palestinian Statehood On Hold At U.N.; Major Powers Buy Time

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.24.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The speeches from Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu illustrated the gulf between Israelis and Palestinians -- a fear their existence is at stake and widely disparate accounts of a painful shared history.

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 ...

Palestinians Submit UN Statehood Bid

AP | AMY TEIBEL and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinian leader took his people's quest for independence to the heart of world diplomacy Friday, seeking U.N. recognitio...

The Perry/Romney Israel-Obama "Shanda"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Israeli military analyst (as well as Israeli diplomats in the U.S.) would agree that the Obama Administration has offered Israel an unprecedented level of unhindered, unrestricted military support and cooperation.

Don't Dismiss Ahmadinejad's UN Speech

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

It is a sad state of world affairs when there is only one person who takes the UN and its handful of leaders to task when given the opportunity. It is even sadder that that one man's words will change nothing for the devastated majority of this world who suffer from those leaders' sins.

WATCH: Live Updates From The UN General Assembly, Day Two

Posted 11.22.2011 | World

The 66th Session of the U.N. General Assembly debate continues today in New York City with remarks expected from President of the European Council Her...

Do Not Veto

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

In the past, I have opposed the Palestinian move to unilaterally seek UN recognition of their state, but at this late hour the only way to avoid what will be an unprecedented period of uncertainty is for the United States and the European Union to lead the way.

Venezuela & Cuba Defend Iran At U.N.

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iran was praised and Israel criticized Wednesday at a 151-nation meeting, with Cuba and Venezuela defending Tehran's right to run a nuc...

Day Two of UN GA Week

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

As the saying goes... there is no rest for the weary... yesterday was a BIG day for maternal, newborn and child health.

UN General Assembly: What It Means For NYC

Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

While President Obama is expected to discuss the ever complicated Palestinian statehood question and Russia headache at this month's United Nations Ge...

Israeli and Palestinian Self-Entrapment

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The United States should preempt the Palestinian bid for UN membership by introducing its own resolution at United Nations Security Council.

The Palestinians' UN Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Next week's unilateralist gambit by the Palestinian Authority to ram through a resolution on Palestinian statehood in the UN General Assembly will produce little more than the mirage of a fleeting diplomatic triumph.

Gaddafi's Loyal-ish Translator Hangs In

MP Nunan | Posted 11.12.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"One point seven million? One point seven?" Gaddafi fumes. "That's all I'm worth to them?" Seif exhales. "Perhaps that's not the part we should be focusing on, Dad."

Support Peace: Oppose Palestinian UN Gambit

David Harris | Posted 10.28.2011 | World
David Harris

Once again, the Palestinians, with the help of their international enablers, are about to shoot themselves in the foot -- or worse. Barring unforesee...

A Chance For Common Action: The 66th U.N. General Assembly

Jonathan Gandomi | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Gandomi

There is a saying that people get the government they deserve. I don't subscribe to that view, but I do think that the international community gets the U.N. it deserves.

The Palestinians' Treacherous Path to the UN

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Both Israel and the Palestinians are weary of the unending conflict and yet they have been pursuing counterproductive policies undermining the very premise on which a lasting peace can be erected.

Netanyahu Is Driving Israel Towards Dark Times

Carlo Strenger | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

For us Israelis who want a democratic homeland for the Jews, we have an important task. We need to nurture the pillars of Israel's civil society; its legal system; its higher education; its professional associations; its culture and its art.

Salvaging the United Nations

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

If the UN is to serve as an organ of morality, some serious restructuring is in order. It certainly can't be achieved within the current framework.

Urging World Leaders at Davos to Focus on the Crisis of Chronic Diseases

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nalini Saligram

For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.

WikiLeaks: Getting Under Qaddafi's Skin

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

One of the more interesting revelations in the Wikileaks diplomatic disclosures was Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi's extreme consternation at being prevented from pitching his tent in New York.