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Palestine To Ask UN For Statehood Recognition Next Week

Palestine To Ask UN For Statehood Recognition Next Week

The Palestinians will ask the United Nations to upgrade their status in the world body by year’s end, enabling them to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.

| September 20, 2012 | 3 Comments
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UNESCO Grants FULL MEMBERSHIP To Palestine

UNESCO Grants FULL MEMBERSHIP To Palestine

Palestine became a full member of the U.N. cultural and educational agency Monday, in a highly divisive move that the United States and other opponents say could harm renewed Mideast peace efforts.

| October 31, 2011 | 8 Comments
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Israel Mobilizes 22,000 Police and Thousands of Troops For Palestinian Riots

Israel Mobilizes 22,000 Police and Thousands of Troops For Palestinian Riots

Israeli police have mobilized 22,000 officers and border police alongside thousands of soldiers as the country’s forces go on the highest level of preparedness ahead of Palestinian prayers and demonstrations Friday, Sept. 23, in support of their application for UN approval of statehood.

| September 23, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Sr. Palestinian Official Hints At Violence If Demands For Statehood Not Met

Sr. Palestinian Official Hints At Violence If Demands For Statehood Not Met

“The UN is the only alternative to violence,” Shaath said during a press conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.”It will be very costly to us and the Israelis. Our new heroes are Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther King.”

| September 21, 2011 | 3 Comments
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Obama Tells Abbas To  ‘Abandon Statehood’

Obama Tells Abbas To ‘Abandon Statehood’

After 2 and one half years of telling the Palestinians that they should have their own state, Obama now tells them they can’t. Let’s see how well that plays out. During his speech, Obama also hailed what he called a “time of extraordinary transformation,” as he touted the Arab Spring gains of protesters across the Middle East.

| September 21, 2011 | 5 Comments
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DANGER! Palestinians Begin Riots In Ramallah Ahead Of Statehood Vote In UN

DANGER! Palestinians Begin Riots In Ramallah Ahead Of Statehood Vote In UN

Flag-waving Palestinians filled the squares of major West Bank cities on Wednesday to rally behind President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations in the face of U.S. and Israeli objections.

| September 21, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Moneybomb! Saudi Arabia Gives $200 MILLION Towards Creation Of Palestinian State

Moneybomb! Saudi Arabia Gives $200 MILLION Towards Creation Of Palestinian State

Saudi Arabia will pay $200 million to the Palestinian Authority, the official Palestinian news agency said on Monday, funds that will ease a financial crisis faced by the authority as it prepares to apply for full U.N. membership this week.

| September 19, 2011 | 5 Comments
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Catholic Priests In Middle East Say YES To Palestinian UN Bid For Statehood

Catholic Priests In Middle East Say YES To Palestinian UN Bid For Statehood

Priests in the Holy Land used their sermons on Sunday to give their blessing to the Palestinians’ bid for United Nations membership. The retired Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, the first Palestinian to hold the post since the Crusades, was to preach in the Roman Catholic church in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

| September 18, 2011 | 1 Comments
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Norway Says Yes To Palestinian Statehoood

Norway Says Yes To Palestinian Statehoood

OSLO, Norway — Norway’s foreign minister says the Scandinavian country will back Palestinian officials in their appeal to the U.N. for statehood. In a Facebook post late Saturday, Jonas Gahr Stoere wrote “Palestinians have the right to go to the U.N.” and Norway is “ready to recognize a Palestinian state.”

| September 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Abbas Says Palestinians Will Demand ‘Full United Nations Membership’ Next Week

Abbas Says Palestinians Will Demand ‘Full United Nations Membership’ Next Week

‘I’m going to the UN in order to demand our legitimate rights and secure full membership,’ Abbas said. The Palestinian Authority will be seeking full United Nations membership in its statehood bid later this month, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday.

| September 16, 2011 | 3 Comments
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Netanyahu Set for Showdown With Palestine at the United Nations

Netanyahu Set for Showdown With Palestine at the United Nations

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, will address the UN General Assembly on Friday next week, setting the stage for a potentially dramatic diplomatic showdown with the Palestinians. He will speak on the same day that Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, is due to deliver a landmark speech calling on the global body to support Palestinian statehood.

| September 15, 2011 | 1 Comments
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Countdown To September 20th! Palestinians Officially Launch Statehood Campaign

Countdown To September 20th! Palestinians Officially Launch Statehood Campaign

The Palestinians on Thursday officially launched their campaign to join the United Nations as a full member state, saying they would stage a series of peaceful events in the run-up to the annual gathering of the U.N. General Assembly later this month. Some 100 Palestinian officials and activists gathered at the U.N. offices in Ramallah for a short ceremony, where they announced their plans in a letter addressed to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

| September 8, 2011 | 29 Comments
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Palestinian Media To Begin Running The ‘Obama Promise’ Radio Ad

Palestinian Media To Begin Running The ‘Obama Promise’ Radio Ad

So what is the ‘Obama Promise’, you ask? It’s a new radio ad campaign that will tout Palestinian statehood based on words of US President Barack Obama, in a speech he gave last year to the United Nations regarding statehood for the Palestinians.

| September 7, 2011 | 8 Comments
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Israeli Forces Brace for Violence When Palestinians March for Statehood

Israeli Forces Brace for Violence When Palestinians March for Statehood

Israeli forces are seeking to prevent bloodshed when Palestinians march in support of a statehood drive this month, but they are preparing for worst-case scenarios, even authorizing West Bank settlers to shoot at Palestinians who approach their communities.

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Israel Sets Up “September Commands” Ahead Of Planned Palestinian Uprisings

Israel Sets Up “September Commands” Ahead Of Planned Palestinian Uprisings

Israel’s military, police and Shin Bet security service have been drilling extreme scenarios of possible Palestinian disturbances, mass rallies or even terrorist attacks in September – even through there is no specific intelligence of a security threat in the offing. The authorities are taking care not to be caught off guard again as they were on May 15, when a Palestinian mob suddenly surged across the Syrian border.

| August 12, 2011 | 1 Comments
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The Road To September – Abbas Will Go To UN General Assembly For Palestinian Statehood

The Road To September – Abbas Will Go To UN General Assembly For Palestinian Statehood

Palestinians are waiting for confirmation from the United States whether it will use its veto power at the United Nations Security Council this September when the Palestinian Authority is scheduled to request recognition for an independent state, Israel Radio reported Tuesday. PA President Mahmoud Abbas, currently in Norway, said that Palestinians would go to the UN General Assembly if any Security Council member vetoes the state bid.

| July 20, 2011 | 3 Comments
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Palestinian Leaders Vote To Go For UN Recognition In September

Palestinian Leaders Vote To Go For UN Recognition In September

For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly [and] speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head

| June 26, 2011 | 1 Comments
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Terror Group Palestinian Authority Sells First Ever Bonds

Terror Group Palestinian Authority Sells First Ever Bonds

The PA has previously indicated it would declare statehood this summer and has lined up many governments ready to recognise it as such. The ability to borrow money via the bond market will be of more than purely symbolic importance.

| May 11, 2011 | 8 Comments
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UN Declares ‘Palestine’ Ready For Statehood

UN Declares ‘Palestine’ Ready For Statehood

The Palestinian Authority is ready to run an independent state but will struggle to make further institutional progress due to the restrictions of the Israeli occupation, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

| April 12, 2011 | 13 Comments
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