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Palestinians Seek End-Of-Occupation Vote At The UN This Week

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a Novemb...

Obama's Cynicism on Israel and Palestine

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israel's hysteria and America's arm-twisting against the resolution gave the Palestinians a victory, a victory that the United States and Israel both elevated to historic proportions.

Palestinians Euphoric Over UN Recognition

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, honked car horns and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an indep...

What UN Palestinian Nonmember State Vote Means

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The admission of Palestine as a nonmember state in the United Nations is far more than a symbolic vote. For the Palestinians, the move gi...

Only 9 Countries Vote Against Palestinians At UN

AP | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Just nine nations voted against the Palestinian Authority's upgrade to nonvoting observer state status, which passed the General Ass...

Palestinians Win Recognition By UN Majority

Posted 11.30.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine. The resolution ...

Abbas Calls On UN To Issue 'Birth Certificate' For Palestine

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the U.N. General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by s...

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...

Palestinians To Seek UN Recognition

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president is moving forward with his plan to seek upgraded observer status at the United Nations next mont...

No Drama at Turtle Bay

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

At the United Nations General Assembly meeting, the world will be watching -- though with markedly less intensity than last year -- to see what the Palestinians will do.

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.

Taking Advantage of the Calm Before the Storm

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

The history of failed bilateral negotiations shows that it may be time to try a novel and multilateral approach advocated by the Arab Peace Initiative.

Israel Might Release Palestinian Tax Money

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Monday that Israel might soon release tens of millions of dollars owed to the Palestinians, acco...

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...

Ban Ki-Moon: Palestinian Aim To Join UN Agencies Is 'Not Beneficial For Anybody'

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

CANNES, France — Palestinian efforts to join U.N. agencies beyond its cultural arm are "not beneficial for anybody" and could lead to cuts in fu...

Palestinians Seek Full UNESCO Membership

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

PARIS — Palestinians cleared their first hurdle Wednesday to full membership in the U.N. cultural agency, an official said, as they expand and a...

U.N. Security Council Weighs Palestinian Statehood Bid

AP | By ANITA SNOW | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council took its first official step Wednesday to consider the Palestinians' request for U.N. membership. Lebanese Amb...

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...

Blessed are the Businessmen and Women

Stanley Weiss | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Stanley Weiss

Maybe if the benefits of peace in the Middle East were made material and not ethereal, with concrete commitments rather than vague promises, it would be the kind of disruptive development that sparks compromise.

The Israeli Palestinian Dispute Casts Ominous Shadow Over U.S. Domestic Politics

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

These Autumn winds, like those from the Arab Spring, could bring about irreversible and historic changes in the outdated and unsuccessful political paradigm which previously defined decades of the relationship between Israel and Palestine.

The Palestine UN Vote: Is There a Duty to Admit?

Balakrishnan Rajagopal | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Balakrishnan Rajagopal

If the U.S. vetos the admission of Palestine, whose right to self-determination has been affirmed in hundreds of U.N. resolutions, including many in which the U.S. also voted in favor, it would breach international law.

Palestine Goes to the UN

Khaled Elgindy | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Khaled Elgindy

Even if the U.S. government does convince the Palestinians to abandon their U.N. bid, it will only have succeeded in delaying, rather than preventing, a more serious crisis down the road.

Russia To Back Palestinian Statehood Bid

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's envoy to the United Nations says Moscow will back the Palestinian bid to secure statehood at the U.N. Vitaly Churkin told Ros...

Palestinians Ignore U.S. Pressure, Plan Statehood Bid

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians on Tuesday said they would not give in to American pressure to drop their bid for statehood at the United...