Sunday, December 2, 2012


  • Palestinian president returns home triumphantly after achieving acceptance ...

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian president returned triumphantly to the West Bank on Sunday, receiving a boisterous welcome from thousands of cheering supporters at a rally celebrating his people's new acceptance to the United Nations.

  • The UN vote on Palestine: Profiles in cowardice

    Last week's vote to extend non-member observer status to the Palestinians at the United Nations was a virtual primer on what is wrong with the U.N.

  • Palestine becomes an Arab concern again

    Beyond the tragedy of the recent conflict in Gaza, the death of civilians and the never-ending misery, something occurred during the fighting that may be an important harbinger of things to come.

  • Israel withholds tax revenues from Palestinian Authority

    JERUSALEM -- Israel said Sunday it would withhold more than $100 million in tax revenue this month from the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, the latest reaction to last week's U.N. vote recognizing the Palestinian territories as a "nonmember ...

  • 'Turkey wants Palestine to become full member of

    Turkey wants to see the Palestinian flag wave outside the United Nations' building as one of the world body's full members, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday.

  • Abbas calls for Palestinian unity after 'birth certificate' for Palestinian state

    Jerusalem (CNN) -- Standing before throngs of cheering supporters Sunday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for an end to the division among Palestinians in the wake of the United Nations upgrading the authority's status -- as Israel ...

  • Pro-Palestine demonstrators gather in downtown Montreal

    Palestinian supporters demonstrated in downtown Montreal today to call for an "end to Canadian complicity" in what they say is the oppression of people in Gaza.

  • UN talks Palestine

    While Palestine, whose legitimacy has been disputed in a long conflict with Israel, has yet to achieve full membership in the U.N.

  • Israel exacts retaliation for Palestinian statehood vote as it confiscates ...

    It left the Palestinian Authority (PA) facing a financial black hole that could prevent it from paying the salaries of thousands of workers, just as Mr Abbas in Ramallah exhorted his countrymen to celebrate "a decisive landmark on the path of our ...

  • Bringing the deliciousness of Palestine to Beirut

    Atayeb Falastine, roughly translated as the "deliciousness of Palestine," brings together 20 Palestinian women - 10 from the northern refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared and 10 from the country's largest camp, the south's Ain al-Hilweh - for workshops with ...

  • Geelani, Shabbir Shah elated over Palestine's recognition

    "It is good that India has voted in favour of Palestine but now it is the time for them to fulfill the promises it has made with the people of the valley.

  • Punting on Palestine

    We love that headline 'Obama punts to Congress over repercussions for UN Palestine vote.' It was linked on the Drudge Report within minutes of it going up on the Web site of the Hill newspaper, no doubt because it highlights the ironical impact of the ...

  • He Said It, I Didn't Have To

    Muhsein, the PLO leader that was born in the West Bank, yes, that's right, he was born in the West Bank town of Tulkarm in 1936 a time when the area was the Palestine Mandate, stated it as well. Muhsein told the Dutch Newspaper 'Trouw' in an interview ...

  • With Ford verdict, UN Palestine vote, bad week for Twitter typos

    Following a historic vote at the United Nations General Assembly that saw Palestine recognized by the world body as a state, UN information officer Nancy Groves tweeted to 1.13 million followers: "On Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon ...

  • UN vote on Palestine latest of errors – ex chancellor

    Jorge Eduardo Ritter, former Foreign Minister and former president of the Panama Canal board, has joined a growing number of critics of Panama's vote against the recognition of the Palestinian National Authority as a non-member observer at the United ...

  • UN & Palestine

    Monday, December 03, 2012 - The granting by UN of a 'non-member Observer Status' to Palestine, is being welcomed by some as an achievement.

  • Despite the United States, Palestine Finally Returns Home

    After an overwhelming vote in her favor (138-9 with 41 abstentions), Palestine has finally returned home. Sixty-five years after the United Nations General Assembly voted for the partition of Palestine into two states (one Jewish and one Arab ...

  • Palestine, 'a state under occupation'

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan welcomed the United Nations vote granting Palestine non-member state observer status, calling the territory "a country under [Israel's] occupation," while speaking at a forum in Istanbul.

  • UN Upgrades Palestinian Status

    "More than two-thirds of the membership of the United Nations voted with Palestine. The General Assembly legislated the recognition of the state of Palestine, and bestowing on it an observer-state status, nonmember observer state status," Mansour told ...

  • Mahmoud Abbas' real "accomplishment" was not the UN vote on Palestine

    A day after the UN voted to admit "Palestine" as a non-member state, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly praised the Palestinian Authority (PA) led by Mahmoud Abbas for its collaboration with the Israeli occupation army. Speaking at a ...

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