Category archives for Palestine

Palestinians submit UN statehood bid

Source: Yahoo News UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Defying U.S. and Israeli opposition, Palestinians asked the United Nations on Friday to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of failed negotiations in the hope this dramatic move on the world stage would reenergize their quest for an independent homeland. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]

A day of reckoning: Is UNO open and sympathetic to the Palestinians?

Source / Credit: Guardian UK The Palestinian leader is expected to hand over a letter asking for Palestine to join the UN as a state shortly before he addresses the general assembly to plead the case for admission. The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is scheduled to speak shortly afterwards. He is likely to denounce the […]

President Barack Obama and President Mahmoud Abbas will meet today

United Nations (CNN) — As the international community works on a package of initiatives to avoid a diplomatic showdown over Palestinian statehood at the U.N. Security Council this week, the presidents of the United States and the Palestinian Authority will meet to discuss the issue, a senior U.S. official told CNN. President Barack Obama and […]

Why Israel should vote for Palestinian independence

Source / Courtesy: CNN By Isaac Herzog, Foreign Affairs This coming week, the Palestinian Authority intends to ask the United Nations to vote for Palestinian statehood during the annual session of the General Assembly. The Palestinian bid represents Israel’s greatest political challenge in years. Although the United States has promised to veto the resolution in […]