Palestinian UN bid

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Opinion: The Palestinian Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

Although a new series of negotiations have started between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, Palestinians are still trying to out-maneuver Israel in the international arena. Though last year’s attempt to gain full UN membership for a sovereign state of Palestine failed, Abbas is now regrouping, visiting countries that may support the bid and trying new … Continue reading

Debate: The U.N. Should Admit Palestine as a Full Member State

On September 23, 2011, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appeared before the U.N. General Assembly to request full membership for the State of Palestine. America’s veto power renders their bid largely symbolic, but there could be leverage gained – like indirect recognition of statehood – in the process. After 20 years of failed talks with Israel, … Continue reading

Interview: Mustafa Barghouti, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council

Russia Today, Russia

More than 100 countries recognize Palestine as a state

At least 112 countries around the world have formally recognized Palestine as a state, stretching from Africa to Asia, Europe to Latin America. Agence France-Presse, France Click here for the full story

Iceland formally recognises Palestinian state

Iceland formally recognised the Palestinian state at a ceremony in Reykjavik on Thursday, becoming one of the few Western European countries and NATO members to do so. Agence France-Presse, France Click here for the full story

Abbas states Palestinian UN membership bid continues

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed on Monday that the Palestinian initiative for full membership at the United Nations would continue. “Regarding the Security Council and the membership application of Palestine on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, we uphold the Palestinian approach,” said Abbas according to a statement from his office during a meeting … Continue reading

Iceland recognises Palestinian state

Iceland has become the first western european country to recognise Palestine as an independent state. The Icelandic parliament said in a statement on its website that it had passed a motion with 38 of 63 votes in favor of a resolution to recognise Palestine “as an independent and sovereign state” based on borders predating the six day … Continue reading

Israel maintains hold on taxes owed Palestinians

Israeli Cabinet ministers decided Monday to hold on to some $100 million in taxes owed to the Palestinians, an official said, despite warnings from Israel’s Defense Ministry that the measure could threaten the stability of the Palestinian government in the West Bank. Israel stopped transfer of tax funds as punishment for the Palestinian’s successful bid for admission to the … Continue reading

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar’s prime minister and foreign minister

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar’s prime minister and foreign minister discusses the regional ramifications of the UN vote on Palestinian statehood. Al Jazeera, Qatar


Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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