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  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

    05/13/2015 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Iscool · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2015
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.</p> <p>The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.</p>
  • Obama to back Palestinian state at Security Council – payback for right-wing cabinet [Zech 12]

    05/07/2015 9:26:20 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Debka ^ | 5/6/2015 | Staff
    DEBKAfile reports exclusively from Washington: US President Barack Obama did not wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians. Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an...
  • The Palestinian Statehood Idea Begins to Crumble

    04/14/2015 4:30:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 14, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The Palestinian Statehood Idea Begins to CrumblePosted By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn On April 14, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments A sea change began within hours of the Israeli election returns.Thomas L. Friedman, who has devoted much of his life to promoting Palestinian statehood, declared in his New York Times column that the idea of a Palestinian state is “not possible anymore.” That was followed by his Times colleague David K. Shipler, another longtime advocate of a Palestinian state, announcing that the “the two-state solution looks dead.”Just a couple of elite, pro-Palestinian journalists venting...
  • How to End the Middle East Conflict in Four Easy Steps

    04/02/2015 4:39:08 AM PDT · by tedbel · 8 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | April 2/15 | Ted Belman
    Dennis Ross and David Makovsky in Israel’s Drive Toward Self-Destruction, argue that Netanyahu must offer up hope to Palestinians or face a revived de-legitimization movement. They’re certainly right to point out that the delegitimation movement will grow, but they are wrong to suggest that the answer is for Israel to offer hope to the Palestinians. How facile is that? They argue that what Israel needs to do is begin capitulating even before the negotiations commence, let alone, conclude. They want Israel to give up its bargaining chips for nothing in return. The Palestinians don’t hope to be given a state,...
  • New rift opens between Obama, Netanyahu after election victory

    03/18/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 18, 2015
    After staying mum on Israeli issues in the run-up to the election, the White House on Wednesday broke its silence -- answering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory with fresh criticism and making clear that a new rift has opened between U.S. and Israeli leaders, this time over Palestinian statehood. In its first public response to Netanyahu's election triumph, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama still believes in a two-state solution. This was after Netanyahu, shortly before the vote, reversed his stance and stated he would not allow the creation of a Palestinian state. Earnest acknowledged Wednesday that...
  • From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay (Obama Plans To Bypass Bibi with UN Action)

    03/18/2015 7:11:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | JOHN HUDSON, COLUM LYNCH
    After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects...
  • The Five-Point Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

    01/29/2015 5:25:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 29, 2015 | Mordechai Nisan
    The Five-Point Israeli-Palestinian Peace PlanPosted By Mordechai Nisan On January 29, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The Oslo theory and policy was tested and failed. Inasmuch as the Israeli-Palestinian War has not been resolved, and the Oslo Accords could not overcome the multiple obstacles on the path to peace; Considering the adamant Palestinian refusal to recognize the legitimacy of the Jewish state of Israel, while demanding massive refugee return, terrorizing Israelis and murdering them, and spewing out hate education;Conscious of the repressive discourse of peace with its agenda for Israeli capitulation and destruction that camouflages...
  • Reported text of draft UN resolution on Palestinian statehood

    12/30/2014 7:44:09 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/30/2014 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    The draft resolution by the Palestinians calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem within three years and revised to include language declaring East Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state was presented to the UN Security Council late Monday. The draft resolution affirms the urgent need to achieve “a just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution” to the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict within 12 months and sets a December 31, 2017 deadline for Israel’s occupation to end. Many of the changes to the draft are semantic, such as the addition of the word “just,” to...
  • Can Russia's Vladimir Putin help deliver a Palestinian state?

    12/26/2014 2:05:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Shamir | Shlomo
    Russia has finally found a lever with which to gain revenge on the United States and the West for its support for Ukraine. As payback for the painful sanctions imposed on its economy, Moscow is now brandishing a new diplomatic sword. The man who handed the Kremlin this sword on a silver platter, thereby enabling it to divert the world’s attention away from what is taking place in Ukraine, is none other than Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • EU parliament to vote on Palestine statehood

    11/21/2014 7:33:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 21.11.14 @ 18:12 | Andrew Rettman
    The European Parliament will next Thursday (27 November) add its voice to the debate on whether EU states should recognize Palestine. The motion was initiated at the 11th hour by the left-wing GUE and S&D groups in the EU assembly. It is too early to say what the final text of the resolution will propose. The GUE group’s draft text “urges all EU member states … to recognize the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital”. …
  • Kerry Threatens Israel with 'Third Intifada'

    11/07/2013 4:57:59 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/07/2013 | Gil Ronen
    US Secretary of State John Kerry sounded a threatening tone in an interview with Channel 2 television that was aired Thursday, and warned of “chaos” and a “third intifada” if Israel's “peace talks” with the Palestinian Authority (PA) fail. "Failure of the talks will increase Israel's isolation in the world,” Kerry said. “The alternative to getting back to the talks is a potential of chaos. I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?” “Intifada,” an Arabic term meaning “shaking off the yoke,” has been used to describe a violent uprising in 1987-1993 and a murderous terror war in 2000-2009 that...
  • Hagel’s $160 Billion 'West Bank' US Troops Deathtrap (U.S. Troops to West Bank & Gaza)

    02/24/2013 5:44:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 2/24/13 | Staff
    Hagel, at Obama's bidding, plans to send troops to Judea andSamaria (the "West Bank") where they would soon be victims of Hamas terror. It's in writing. An investigative report. There is only one reason that Chuck Hagel was picked by President Obama to be US Defense Secretary, and why Obama will go nuclear to get him confirmed: Hagel is the only person alive now dumb enough to deploy US “peacekeeping” troops to what is surely a "West Bank" deathtrap. Don’t believe me??! Well, in early 2009, two years after Hamas violently took over Gaza, Hagel along with a ragged has-been...
  • Exclusive: US urges Israel not to build in E-1 areas

    11/22/2012 7:26:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 11/23/12 | HERB KEINON
    Washington is urging Israel not to allow construction in the area known as E-1 between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim as a possible response to the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition next week at the UN, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Building in E-1, which would create contiguity between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim to the northeast beyond the Green Line, is something various Israeli governments have long wanted to do, but which US opposition has prevented.
  • Gingrich and Arafat - Anatomy of a Smear

    01/22/2012 1:31:52 AM PST · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Two photos are being circulated of Gingrich shaking hands with Arafat, one from 1993 and one from 1998, with the context stripped away, to imply that Newt was formerly friendly with Arafat and then "changed" his position. The 1998 photo is the easiest to address because it is the most amply documented. That photo was taken during Gingrich's trip to Israel and I will let the news stories from the time speak for themselves. After days of angering Palestinians by publicly siding with Israel, House Speaker Newt Gingrich was upbeat about his talks yesterday with Yasser Arafat and insisted he...
  • The U.S. and Biblical Israel-Instead of 2 state solution restore what God gave Abraham’s people

    01/05/2012 4:57:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-5-12 | Barbara Lerner
    By now, most Americans know that the “two-state solution” is no solution to the war that supremacist Muslims have been waging against the state of Israel since its rebirth in 1948. Most Americans in public life know it too, but in public, nearly all of them pay lip service to the idea of a Palestinian state. To do that plausibly, they have to studiously avoid any public mention of facts about the Palestinians that make it glaringly obvious that a Palestinian state is not in America’s national interest; and glaringly clear that empowering the Palestinians and the forces and ideas...
  • King Abdullah: 'Israel Has an Expiration date'

    11/21/2011 9:11:41 PM PST · by Just4Him · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/21/2011
    Israel Radio reported Monday morning that King Abdullah of Jordan said "Israel has an expiration date." Abdullah's comments were reportedly made to the BBC last week. During the interview Abdullah said Israel's survival was dependent on a two-state solution. Israel does not realize it needs such a solution, he added. Abdullah added his government would increase pressure on Israel to reach a final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
  • US Congress puts hold on Palestinian aid

    10/08/2011 5:13:56 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (JWN and agencies)—The US House Foreign Affairs Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, yesterday decided to hold back nearly $200 million in humanitarian aid to the Palestinian Authority. The decision, which is in opposition to the wishes of President Barack Obama, is understood to reflect congressional anger at Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s unilateral bid for statehood recognition at the UN and failure to resume direct negotiations with Israel. Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) decided to keep the committee from considering approval of $192 million in humanitarian assistance. The money is separate from other assistance to the Palestinian Authority, some...
  • Will you stand with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel today?

    09/24/2011 8:06:00 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies
    The Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 9/24/11 | Mike Evans
    My good friend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in New York City for the past several days desperately struggling to defend his country against the weight of the world. Yesterday when he took the podium at the United Nations, the sense of hatred could be felt in the room. There were cheers and applause and a warm welcome for PA President Abbas when he spoke…not for the leader of Israel. So many nations have disguised their anti-Semitism behind a hatred of Israel. The enemies of the Jewish state want nothing less than the utter destruction of Israel, and they...
  • Bibi Grows Up and Other Thoughts from the United Nations

    09/25/2011 8:44:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 24, 2011 | Roger L. Simon
    I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Benjamin Netanyahu. He seemed something of a careerist with the capacity to talk out of both sides of his mouth. In other words, a politician. But who could decry anyone with the guts to stand in the belly of the United Nations — as he did last Friday — and define that paleo-corrupt institution precisely as it is — a “house of many lies”? Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress back in May was also widely applauded by a friendly audience. But this address — before a body that welcomes...
  • President Abbas declares 'Palestinian Spring'

    09/25/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | 9/25/11 | DALIA NAMMARI
    Thousands of Palestinians cheering and waving flags gave President Mahmoud Abbas a hero's welcome in the West Bank Sunday, as he told them triumphantly a "Palestinian Spring" had been born following his historic speech to the U.N. last week. Abbas' popularity has skyrocketed since he asked the U.N. on Friday to recognize Palestinian independence, defying appeals from Israel and the United States to return to peace talks. His request has pushed the region into uncharted waters, and left the international community scrambling over how to respond. Thousands of people crowded Abbas' West Bank headquarters in the city of Ramallah to...
  • Abbas submits Palestine statehood bid to UN [UPDATE: Netanyahu is speaking live]

    09/23/2011 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 57 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 9.23.11 | staff
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has handed over a historic request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon asking the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. The Palestinian leader won huge applause and a standing ovation on Friday from some of the assembly as he entered the hall before beginning his speech. Abbas said he was ready to return to the negotiations, saying he did not want to isolate or delegitimize Israel. "Here I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organization is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of...
  • Shaath: Netanyahu Not Serious About Negotiations

    09/24/2011 3:59:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/11
    Senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's calls for an immediate resumption of negotiations as insincere. "He talks about making painful concessions, but he has not made a single concession on the ground," Shaath said in a Saturday interview with Channel 2, adding that twenty years of negotiations with Israel has led the Western-backed Palestinian Authority nowhere. Shaath stated that the United Nations bid did not contradict negotiations and asserted that the PA would enter negotiations if Netanyahu agrees to ban all Jewish construction in Israel's disputed Samaria and Judea regions. "Netanyahu must say 'peace is more...
  • Interview: Refugees will not be citizens of new state

    09/24/2011 2:54:46 PM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | September 15, 2011 | Annie Slemrod
    BEIRUT: Palestinian refugees will not become citizens of a new Palestinian state, according to Palestine’s ambassador to Lebanon. > The ambassador unequivocally says that Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of the sought for U.N.-recognized Palestinian state, an issue that has been much discussed. “They are Palestinians, that’s their identity,” he says. “But … they are not automatically citizens.” This would not only apply to refugees in countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and Jordan or the other 132 countries where Abdullah says Palestinians reside. Abdullah said that “even Palestinian refugees who are living in [refugee camps] inside the [Palestinian]...
  • Mr. Netanyahu goes to New York

    09/24/2011 12:51:09 PM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Power Line ^ | September 23, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    write to draw attention to Israel Prime Minister (Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech) at the United Nations today. As As Daniel Patrick Moynihan demonstrated once upon a time, there is something especially thrilling about the truth being told in this particular forum (a “theater of the absurd,” in Netanyahu’s reckoning). It happens rarely, but it happened today. Attention should be paid: Ladies and gentlemen, in Israel our hope for peace never wanes.
  • Palestinian leader rejects intl peace blueprint

    09/24/2011 10:16:41 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/24/2011 | AMY TEIBEL and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas strongly suggested Saturday that he would reject a peacemaking blueprint put forward by international mediators, saying he would not agree to any proposal that disregarded Palestinian conditions for the resumption of peace talks. Abbas, who returned to the West Bank on Saturday after submitting a statehood bid at the United Nations a day earlier, told reporters accompanying him that he was still studying the proposal by the peacemaking Quartet — the U.S., European Union, United Nations and Russia. But he appeared to tip his hand by saying "we will not deal with...
  • Obama put a "gun" to Netanyahu's head

    09/23/2011 7:19:46 AM PDT · by tedbel · 28 replies
    Israpundit ^ | Sept 23/11 | Ted Belman
    On Monday, Jeff Daube, Director of Israel Affairs for ZOA, approached me and told me about an LA Jewish Journal article about the gun Obama reputedly put to Netanyahu's head. Knesset visitor blasts Obama and Netanyahu advises that MK Eldad accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of buckling under intense pressure from President Barack Obama, who wants to prevent any Israeli retaliation against the Palestinian Authority in its bid to win recognition as a state from the United Nations.
  • Netanyahu's U.N. Speech

    09/23/2011 4:48:45 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered the following remarks to U.N. this afternoon, focusing primarily on the Palestinians' statehood bid: PRIME MIN. NETANYAHU: Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that hand again today. I extend it to the people of Egypt and Jordan, with renewed friendship for neighbors with whom we have made peace. I extend it to the people of Turkey, with respect and good will. I extend it to the people...
  • House G.O.P. Tightens Its Bond With Netanyahu

    09/21/2011 11:59:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sep 2011 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER and STEVEN LEE MYERS
    WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration wanted to be certain that Congress would not block $50 million in new aid to the Palestinian Authority last month, it turned to a singularly influential lobbyist: Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. At the request of the American Embassy and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Netanyahu urged dozens of members of Congress visiting Israel last month not to object to the aid, according to Congressional and diplomatic officials. Mr. Netanyahu’s intervention with Congress underscored an extraordinary intersection of American diplomacy and domestic politics, the result of an ever-tightening relationship between the Israeli...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Eviscerating the UN in his speech

    09/23/2011 10:40:01 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 93 replies
    anyone watching??? pointing out the utter incompetence of the UN and its never ending disdain for Israel...
  • LIVE: UN WEBCAST

    09/23/2011 9:02:24 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    Former Fetus
    I just found this link to watch live what is going on at the UN right now: UN Webcast
  • Israel's path to victory

    09/23/2011 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/23/2011 | Caroline B. Glick
    There is something surreal about the coverage of developments this week at the UN. The general tenor is akin to the showdown at the O.K. Corral. Either the Palestinians win recognition of statehood, or they don't. If they do, they win. If they don't, Israel wins. The problem with this message is that even if the Palestinians don't receive UN membership they still win. There is no scenario in which Israel wins at the UN. The reason is simple. The UN is profoundly hostile to Israel. It has a large, permanent, automatic majority of members that always supports harming Israel....
  • Obama Rebuffed as Palestinians Pursue U.N. Seat (Obama calls U.S. a failure)

    09/21/2011 7:35:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    ny times ^ | 9/21/2011 | By HELENE COOPER and STEVEN LEE MYERS
    A last-ditch American effort to head off a Palestinian bid for membership in the United Nations faltered. President Obama tried to qualify his own call, just a year ago, for a Palestinian state. And President Nicolas Sarkozy of France stepped forcefully into the void, with a proposal that pointedly repudiated Mr. Obama’s approach. The extraordinary tableau Wednesday at the United Nations underscored a stark new reality: the United States is facing the prospect of having to share, or even cede, its decades-long role as the architect of Middle East peacemaking. Even before Mr. Obama walked up to the General Assembly...
  • Palestinian U.N. Statehood Bid -- More Broadway Theater

    09/21/2011 6:11:09 AM PDT · by standingfirm · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/20/11 | John Bolton
    The Palestinian Authority (“P.A.”) is proceeding full steam ahead to create “facts on the ground” in the Middle East by working the Manhattan corridors of the United Nations. This is neither the first time, nor undoubtedly the last, that Palestinian leaders have succumbed to the delusion that Middle Eastern reality can be changed by irrelevant U.N. activity. The tactical ploys and counter-ploys are now flying around the U.N. compound. In the midst of all of the conflicting news reports we will see and hear, keep in mind one thing: this is more Broadway theater than a serious effort to achieve...
  • Quartet Continues Efforts To Dodge Unilateral Palestinian UN Move (behind the scenes scramble at UN)

    09/21/2011 4:37:07 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 3 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 21, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    NEW YORK—The Mideast Quartet on Tuesday continued its efforts to find a means to find a way to renew Israel-Palestinian peace talks and avoid “unilateral” moves ahead of a possible diplomatic showdown over the Palestinian statehood bid. A European diplomat told The Mideast Update by email on Tuesday morning that “discussions are continuing,” and another meeting for Quartet envoys had been set for Tuesday afternoon. Another European diplomat
  • If Israel Disappears

    09/20/2011 9:17:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    The world -- or at least the large part of it that hates Israel and wishes it would go away -- moves a step nearer that goal this week when the United Nations votes on whether to recognize a Palestinian state. The vote violates the Declaration of Principles signed by the PLO in 1993, which committed the terrorist group and precursor to the Palestinian Authority to direct negotiations with Israel over a future state. This violation is further evidence the Palestinian side cannot be trusted to live up to signed agreements and promises. Caroline Glick, whose column appears in these...
  • Poland is boycotting the UN vote over "the PA state"

    09/20/2011 8:00:17 AM PDT · by se99tp · 15 replies
    Beyond Popular Propaganda ^ | September 20th, 2010 | BYP
    Poland will not participate in a shameful vote over so-called Palestinian state at the United Nations on Thursday, September 22nd. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk clearly stated that Polish government will not send its representative to that meeting.
  • Excellent Video! Islam's Greatest Invention By WildBillForAmerica

    09/17/2011 3:00:30 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/2011
    Islam's greatest invention..."Palestine"
  • Harper says Canada will oppose Palestinian statehood bid at the UN

    09/17/2011 4:52:43 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | 2011/09/17 | Mike Blanchfield
    The intractable Middle East conflict threatens to overshadow Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to the United Nations next week. Harper is traveling to the large General Assembly gathering ostensibly for meetings on Libya and child and maternal health. On Friday, the prime minister was drawn into the brewing showdown over the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition at the UN. "We view this unilateral action on behalf of the Palestinian Authority to be not helpful," Harper said during a stop in Saskatoon. "No unilateral actions like this are helpful in terms of establishing a long-run peace in the Middle East. Canada...
  • PA to US: Statehood veto would 'destroy' two-state solution (Will Barky Buckle?)

    09/17/2011 11:38:40 AM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/17/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority on Saturday warned the US against using the veto to thwart its plan to seek membership for a Palestinian state in the UN next week. The PA said that a US veto would "destroy" the two-state solution. The warning came hours after PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced in a speech in Ramallah that he would ask the UN Security Council to accept membership of a Palestinian state. Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat warned that the US Administration's use of a veto to foil the PA move would destroy the two-state solution. "Anyone who supports the two-state solution...
  • Abbas: We're going to the UN to demand full membership

    09/16/2011 4:46:58 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 16 replies
    RAMALLAH - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday he would demand full membership of the United Nations when he goes the UN General Assembly next week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States. "We are going to the United Nations to request our legitimate right, obtaining full membership for Palestine in this organization," Abbas said...
  • The First Palestinian State (2003 article, very relevant)

    09/14/2011 6:39:07 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    Americans for a Safe Israel ^ | December 9, 2003 | E. Winston
    WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY - December 9, 2003 THE FIRST PALESTINIAN STATE by Emanuel A. Winston, a Middle East analyst & commentatorOh. You didn’t know there was a First Palestinian State? It’s not necessary to go back to 1964 when, with Egypt’s help, Yassir Arafat formed up the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) - with the sole intent of engaging in Terror for the purpose of conquering the Jewish State, with the assistance of all the Arab/Muslim nations. Those goals of the PLO have NOT changed. (1) Arafat was elected Chairman of the PLO in 1969.But, Arafat and his...
  • PLO official: Palestinians, Israelis must be totally separated

    09/14/2011 2:56:33 PM PDT · by forty_years · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/14/2011 | Haaretz
    The future independent Palestinian state will not include a Jewish minority, a top Palestinian official told USA Today on Wednesday, adding that it was in the best interest of both peoples to "be separated." ... Answering a question about the legal status of a Jewish minority in the future state, Areikat apprently rejected the issue, saying: "I believe, I still believe that as a first step we need to be totally separated," ...
  • Saudi Arabia threatens the US over veto

    09/14/2011 12:34:50 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 26 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 9-14-2011 | By TURKI AL-FAISAL, NYT
    The United States must support the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations this month or risk losing the little credibility it has in the Arab world. If it does not, American influence will decline further, Israeli security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region. Moreover, Saudi Arabia would no longer be able to cooperate with America in the same way it historically has. With most of the Arab world in upheaval, the “special relationship” between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by...
  • Further Proof Palestinians Are the New Nazis

    It really is amazing how openly the Palestinians discuss their plans for making Judea and Samaria "Judenrein" (German for making an area "clean of Jews").  This morning, at a Christian Science Monitor sponsored breakfast, the Palestinian Ambassador to the United States endorsed the forcible transfer of Jews out of a future Palestinian State, something that he has mentioned previously.  Apparently the purpose of this is to allow the two peoples to develop "separate national identities" whatever that means.  Based on this logic, he believes Israel should evict the Palestinians who currently live within the 1949 armistice lines, which I'm pretty...
  • Palestinian ambassador reiterates call for a Jew-free Palestinian state

    09/13/2011 8:23:11 AM PDT · by martosko · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/13/2011 | Jamie Weinstein
    During a breakfast briefing hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Tuesday, Palestinian Ambassador to the United States Maen Rashid Areikat reiterated his call to create a Jew-free Palestinian state. “Well, I personally still believe that as a first step we need to be totally separated, and we can contemplate these issues in the future,” he said when asked by The Daily Caller if he could imagine a Jew being elected mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah in a future independent Palestinian state. “But after the experience of 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction,...
  • Saudi Arabia's Exploitation of Palestinian UN Bid

    09/12/2011 3:12:16 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | 9/12/2011 | Caroline B. Glick
    The Saudis effectively ended their strategic alliance with the US in the aftermath of the US-supported overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Since then the Saudis have strengthened their ties to China and Russia and from what I understand have refused to sign any new oil contracts with the Americans. Now in this op-ed in the New York Times, the Saudis are hitching a ride on the Palestinian UN bid to justify their previous abandonment of America. Saudi Prince Turki Al-FaisalAs my readers are well aware, I think that the US's abandonment of Mubarak was one of the greatest strategic errors the...
  • US will veto Palestinian statehood bid at UN

    09/08/2011 11:52:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says will veto any bid by the Palestinians to seek statehood recognition at the U.N. Security Council. The administration had long said it opposed such a unilateral move by the Palestinians.
  • U.S. Appeals to Palestinians to Stall U.N. Vote on Statehood

    09/03/2011 7:43:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 3, 2011 | STEVEN LEE MYERS and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has initiated a last-ditch diplomatic campaign to avert a confrontation this month over a plan by Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the United Nations, but it may already be too late, according to senior American officials and foreign diplomats. The administration has circulated a proposal for renewed peace talks with the Israelis in the hopes of persuading the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, to abandon the bid for recognition at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly beginning Sept. 20. The administration has made it clear to Mr....
  • American campaign seeks to avert clash over Palestinian bid at U.N. (yea, sure /sarcasm)

    09/03/2011 8:36:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 3, 2011 Saturday | STEVEN LEE MYERS AND MARK LANDLER
    ABSTRACT The United States has begun a diplomatic campaign to prevent a confrontation this month over a Palestinian plan to seek recognition as a state at the United Nations. FULL TEXT.....
  • US Denies Warning Palestinians over UN Move

    08/28/2011 7:48:54 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 7 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | August 28, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    In a statement that raises new questions, the United States Consulate in Jerusalem is denying comments from their representative in which he warned the US would veto a Palestinian statehood move at the United Nations and that financial aid would be cut by Congress if the Palestinians took that step. The denial comes after the office of key Palestinian official Saeb Erekat claimed US Consul General Daniel Rubinstein made just such a warning during a meeting last week. While the American interest in keeping bilateral diplomacy secret and vague in public is nothing new, the denial contrasts with the general...