Does Rice think it's none of America's business if the UN recognizes a government that includes Hamas? Does Rice believe the UN should take up other statehood issues? Her silence confuses our allies and sends the wrong signals to the UN.
Most states in Asia and Africa have recognized the Palestinian state at some time since 1998,by the end of 2011 all states in South America, with the exception of Colombia, will also have extended recognition to Palestine
Munib Al-Masri, an unarmed American citizen, was shot by the Israeli military on May 15 while protesting against Israel on the day Palestinians mark the Nakba -- or catastrophe -- of our dispossession in 1948.
Though Abbas' responsible assistance in battling the raging fire in Carmel last week was met with a thankful call from Netanyahu, the leaders cannot move one step forward to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.