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Palestine Statehood Bid

Ax-Wielding Palestinian Rams Israeli Jeep

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel's internal security agency says a Palestinian man rammed his car into a military jeep in the West Bank, flipping it over...

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...

France To Recognize Palestinian State At UN

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

PARIS — France announced Tuesday that it plans to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week. With...

Palestinian Foreign Minister Admits Not Enough Support To Win Statehood Claim

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian foreign minister admits for the first time there is not enough support in the U.N. Security Council for re...

U.S. Cutting Off UNESCO Funding After Palestine Vote

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

PARIS — Palestine became a full member of UNESCO on Monday in a highly divisive breakthrough that will cost the agency a fifth of its budget and tha...

Bosnian Discord May Kill Palestine's Statehood Bid

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Palestinian hopes of rallying the required nine vote majority in a U.N. Security Council vote on Palestinian stat...

UNESCO Admits Palestine As Full Member

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

PARIS -- Palestine became a full member of UNESCO on Monday in a highly divisive breakthrough that will cost the agency a fifth of its budget and that...

UNESCO To Vote On Palestinian Membership On Monday

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

PARIS — The Palestinian request for full membership in the U.N. Cultural Agency goes to a vote on Monday. Frustrated by stalled peace talks and...

U.S. Warns UNESCO To Stay Out Of Palestine Debate

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Obama administration warned the U.N. cultural agency to stay out of the question of Palestinian statehoo...

There Are No Silver Bullets to Peace

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.

Netanyahu Rules Out Settlement Freeze

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel granted the go-ahead on Tuesday for construction of 1,100 new Jewish housing units in east Jerusalem, and Prime Minister Benj...

With Regard to a Palestinian Request Which Does Not Serve the Cause of Peace

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This statehood demand is based upon a false premise, -- that of the supposed "intransigence" on the part of the Israelis -- which leaves the opposing party no recourse other than this diplomatic putsch.

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.

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.

LIVE: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Addresses The UN General Assembly

Posted 11.23.2011 | World

On the third day of the debate in the 66th Session of the U.N. General Assembly, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has submitted a letter to Secreta...

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

AP | DALIA NAMMARI and DIAA HADID | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of jubilant, flag-waving Palestinians, watching on outdoor screens across the West Bank, cheered their president...

Diplomatic World Braces As Palestinians Expected To File For Statehood Today

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

UNITED NATIONS -- Nearly two decades after embarking on historic peace talks with Israel, Palestinians prepared to sidestep that troubled route on Fri...

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 ...

Mahmoud Abbas, Meet Warren Buffett

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Kyle G. Brown

You might think Palestine and President Barack Obama's mooted "Buffett Tax" have nothing to do with each other. Except for one thing: Republicans have found a way to (unwittingly) combine the two -- with revolutionary results!

'Obama The Hypocrite': Protesters Slam President Over UN Speech

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian protesters have denounced President Barack Obama for his opposition to their bid to win U.N. recognition of a Pales...

Palestinian Statehood Primer: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

The Question Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to request that the United Nations recognize Palestine as a full member of the organizat...

Palestinians Rally Across West Bank In Support Of Statehood Claim

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of flag-waving Palestinians rallied Wednesday in towns across the West Bank to show support for their president'...

Embracing Israel, GOP Candidates Assail Obama

AP | By BETH FOUHY and KASIE HUNT | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and their GOP presidential rivals slammed President Barack Obama's Middle East policies Tuesday while emphatically...