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Palestinian Statehood Bid

Israel Punishing Palestinians For Statehood Bid

AP | DALIA NAMMARI and ARON HELLER | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian president returned triumphantly to the West Bank on Sunday, receiving a boisterous welcome from thousands of ch...

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...

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...

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...

Israel: Palestinian Economy Not Ready For Statehhood

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli government report says the Palestinian Authority is not economically stable enough for statehood. The report is set to be pre...

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.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...

Joshua Hersh

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Quartet Offer Seeks To Bridge A Gaping Divide

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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.

Republicans Threaten UN Funding Over Palestinian Statehood

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

Republicans are once again taking shots at the United Nations. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has introduced a bill to cut off funding for the U.N. sho...

Obama Heaps Pressure On Palestinians To End Bid For Full UN Membership

AP | BEN FELLER and TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Furiously scrambling to head off a U.N. showdown, the United States warned world leaders Wednesday that trying to create a Pale...

Bad Muslims With a Good Idea

Jalal Alamgir | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Jalal Alamgir

Palestine has taken the right decision. A diplomatic showdown is bad behavior in colonial eyes, but a public show of hands in the U.N. is the right thing to do at this point.

Swapping Stories for Peace

Reza Aslan | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Reza Aslan

As the Palestinian Authority heads to New York this week to confront the Israeli government at the United Nations with a declaration of statehood, back in Israel a group of Jewish and Arab kids are laying the foundations for a more hopeful future through the art of storytelling.

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...

UN Membership Enhances Peace

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

The Palestinians, represented by the PLO, have long sought to establish an independent, sovereign state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The obvious question is simple: if not now, when?

Palestinians WIll Request Full U.N. Membership

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pressed ahead with his campaign for statehood before the U.N. despite frantic U.S. efforts Tuesd...

Joshua Hersh

Rep. Joe Walsh To Palestinians: Stop Statehood Bid Or Israel Will Annex West Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced a resolution warning Palestinian leaders that Israel would be within its rights to annex the West Ban...

Abbas Undeterred By 'Tremendous Pressure,' Will Seek Statehood Recognition

AP | By KARIN LAUB | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he'll not be deterred from seeking U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine, de...

Obama's U.N. Visit Could Be Diplomatic Nightmare

AP | By BEN FELLER | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Dreaming big, President Barack Obama once envisioned this would be the moment when world leaders would gather to herald a new state of P...