Monday, December 3, 2012


  • Palestine's state status enables security

    Palestine's new non-member state status within the United Nations is far more than symbolic. As a recognized state, Palestine can sign treaties enabling it to protect its airspace, natural gas fields off the Gaza coast and electromagnetic airwaves. If ...

  • Palestine's new status: A history rerun or a new strategy?

    Palestine has become a "non-member state" at the United Nations as of Thursday November 29, 2012.The draft of the UN resolution beckoning what many perceive as a historic moment passed with an overwhelming majority of General Assembly members: ...

  • 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.

  • Malaysia pledges RM3mil more for Palestinian refugees

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this was part of the country's continued assistance to Palestine and its people, following over 30 years of annual contributions to the UNRWA and RM1mil in donations to the Gaza Emergency Fund.

  • Balancing Palestine, Bangsamoro issues

    NEW YORK - The Philippines was walking a diplomatic tightrope when it voted in the United Nations General Assembly last Thursday for granting Palestine the status of a non-member state observer. President Noynoy Aquino, the country's sole spokesman ...

  • Both Arab and Jew lived in the original Palestine. Why, Moshe Dayan asks, can ...

    Her accent in English is poised, slightly upper crust and she obviously admires the country which ruled mandate Palestine until 1948.

  • Dysfunctional love stories of Palestine

    Since the story of Palestinian occupation, exile and resistance has long since become a (arguably the) pan-Arab tale of woe, par excellence, it's no surprise to find estranged couples in the work of Palestinian and non-Palestinian filmmakers alike.

  • Palestine upset with settlements

    Delegates wait for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to speak to the General Assembly at the United Nations before a UN General Assembly vote on upgrading the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state on November 29, 2012 ...

  • Making the case for Palestine

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Nowhere are the grievances that perpetuate violence and war more evident than they are in Palestine today.

  • UN vote on Palestine causes controversy in Georgia

    TBILISI, DFWatch - It has caused great controversy in Georgia that its representatives at a session of the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestine being given observer status in the world organization. The vote comes amidst a time ...

  • Palestine Refuses to Disappear

    The UN voted to grant Palestine the upgraded status of non-member state is a success for Mahmoud Abbas. But the PA president faces opposition from the United States, Israel and some countries in Europe -- and scepticism from the Palestinians themselves ...

  • '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.

  • Text your say: UN recognizes Palestine's statehood

    Despite overwhelming support of the UN's recognition of a Palestinian state, there is still much work to be done, as Palestine has no control over its borders and airspace, and has no military. Most European countries abstained from the vote. Norway ...

  • The Observer State of Palestine

    NEW YORK - Palestine is no longer an "entity," but a state - or, to be precise, a non-member observer state of the United Nations, just like the Holy See.

  • Israeli-German Relations Strained after Abstention

    Berlin has distanced itself from Israel with the decision to abstain from voting on enhancing the Palestinians' status in the UN General Assembly.

  • No Friends of Palestine: Palestinian threats of action against the upstarts ...

    The pioneers of Palestinian statehood have every right to be a little miffed at those who tried to sabotage their bid to become a non-member of an intergovernmental body.

  • Attal: Palestinian football has evolved

    Though still just 27, Fahed Attal is already firmly established as a legend of Palestinian football. The talented striker is his country's all-time leading goalscorer and a standard-bearer for a nation battling to develop the beautiful game.

  • All eyes on Palestine

    For all the symbolism involved in the Palestinian Authority's victory at the United Nations by securing a two-thirds majority for its enhanced status as a non-member state, it is a landmark achievement in the Palestinian struggle for statehood 65 years ...

  • Palestine wins de facto statehood in UN General Assembly

    The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a vote Thursday recognizing Palestine as a non-member observer state on the 65th anniversary of the U.N.

  • Palestinian dreams and reality

    In Europe, France and Italy voted for Palestine, while unexpectedly, Germany and Britain abstained instead of supporting Israel, as they have traditionally done.

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