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Palestinian Statehood

Washington Is Livid With the Palestinians

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Micah D. Halpern

Palestinian leadership is on the move. In politics, there is seldom simply one move. And unilateral moves always result in strong responses.

Abbas Will Not Pursue Further Palestinian Recognition At General Assembly

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- At this week's annual top-level U.N. General Assembly meetings, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is honoring a promise to th...

Israeli Minister Calls Palestinian State 'Pointless'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

Israeli economy minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday the idea of a Palestinian state was at a "dead-end", the latest Israeli official to speak out ...

A de Jure Palestine

sanabtawi@plodelegation.us | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
sanabtawi@plodelegation.us

The ingredients are there for the birth of the national homeland of the Palestinian people. A homeland with which the U.S. can, and should, puruse elevated relations that go beyond the political aspects of making peace in the region.

Obama: Palestinians Deserve Independent State

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — President Barack Obama says Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel. O...

Partitioning the 'Two-state Solution'

John V. Whitbeck | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
John V. Whitbeck

The issue is no longer whether and how a Palestinian state will ever come into existence -- or even whether it is still possible. It exists. The issue is when and how the occupation of the State of Palestine will come to an end.

Abbas Orders Palestinian Name Change

AP | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian president has ordered his government to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to "State of Pa...

Israel Approves 1,500 New Homes In Controversial Settlement Expansion

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days aft...

The UN's Palestine Vote: Why the Panic?

James Zogby | Posted 01.31.2013 | World
James Zogby

The world spoke, but the U.S. proved itself incapable not only of acting in concert with the world, but of admitting the reasons why it could not. The U.S. remains the critical player, but because of the constraints our deformed politics has imposed on this and past Administrations, Washington appears incapable of fulfilling that role.

Legal Implication of the United Nations Resolution on Palestine

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The General Assembly vote declaring that Palestine, within the pre-1967 borders, is a "state," at least for some purposes, would have nasty legal implications, if it were ever to be taken seriously by the international community.

Why Obama Needs to Stop Netanyahu's Dangerous Driving

David Miles | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
David Miles

President Obama needs to start spending some of the political capital he earned through his election victory to help restart the peace process, which has stalled since Mr. Netanyahu took office four years ago.

International Criminal Court To Study Palestine Legal Status

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court say they will study what the Palestinian Authority's upgraded status means f...

Why Czechs Only EU Nation To Vote Against Palestine

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Michael Winfrey and Robert Muller PRAGUE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - When Czechs cast the lone European "no" vote against the Palestinian A...

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...

Vatican Applauds Palestinian State Vote, Eyes Jerusalem

By Philip Pullella | Posted 11.29.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Vatican hailed the United Nations' implicit recognition of a Palestinian state on Thursday and called for an internationally guarantee...

Palestinians Look Toward UN Vote On Symbolic Anniversary Of Partition

AP | ARON HELLER and DAN PERRY | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The black-and-white photos show masses of people yearning for independence, celebrating a vote recognizing a state in Palestine. It ...

Bibi Warns Palestinians U.N. Vote 'Won't Change Anything'

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians erupted in wild cheers Thursday, hugging each other, setting off fireworks and chanting "God is great" after ...

Palestinians Certain To Win U.N. Recognition As A State

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a victory decades in the making for the Pale...

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...

Germany Won't Back Palestinian State At UN

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Germany says it won't back a Palestinian drive for statehood in a U.N. vote this week – putting it at odds with France and other Europ...

Palestinian Official: U.S. Opposition To Palestinian Recognition 'Pathetic'

AP | KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The expected U.N. vote Thursday to recognize a state of Palestine will be far more than symbolic – it could give the...

UK May Support Palestinian Recognition At UN

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would support a Palestinian bid for a diplomatic upgrade at the United Natio...

Palestinian Recognition Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay and Noah Browning GENEVA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Switzerland and Denmark on Wednesday joined a gr...

Gaza Is Longing for an Arab-Israeli Spring

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Dr. Faheem Younus

Plato may have inadvertently summed up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2,500 years ago when he is thought to have declared: "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

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.