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Palestinian statehood bid

Greek parliament recognizes 'Palestine'

Palestinian Authority recognized as 'state' during Abbas visit. But will it have practical significance?Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2015, 12:04 PM

MK Demands 'Arabs Must Learn from History'

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal visits murder scene, notes that Israel withdrawing from Judea-Samaria will only give rise to a terror state.Uzi Baruch, 10/2/2015, 2:46 PM

Russian Arms: to Syria Today, Tomorrow to a "Demilitarized Palestine"

This article's doomsday scenario is only a few hours away from the creation of a Palestinian State. Mark Langfan, 9/27/2015, 6:40 AM

Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to Abbas

Doublespeak? Vatican insists 'angel of peace' remarks 'encouraged' Abbas toward peace - but can't verify what Pope actually said.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2015, 4:18 PM

Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

Foreign Ministry warns that the Vatican's step will not bring peace, may change Israel-Vatican relations.Nitzan Keidar, 5/13/2015, 7:27 PM

Palestinians Could Face Serious Backfire at ICC

Despite a stacked deck, Israel is girding itself and is well-prepared for a showdown in the International Criminal Court.Gedalyah Reback, 3/24/2015, 10:46 PM

Arab League: Netanyahu was 'Electioneering'

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi claims Netanyahu's was "electioneering" when he ruled out a Palestinian state if re-elected.Elad Benari, 3/19/2015, 6:42 AM

Arabs to Propose Resolution to 'End Occupation'

Arab League to propose new resolution calling for end to “Israel's occupation” and plans to later bring it before the UN.Elad Benari, 3/9/2015, 5:13 AM

Italy 'Supports the Goal' of a Palestinian State

Italian deputies call on the government to support the goal of a Palestinian state, stop short of supporting recognition.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/27/2015, 9:06 PM

Stockholm: Abbas Visit to 'Revive Peace Process'

FM Margot Wallstroem, Abbas to meet over PA-Israel issues; Israeli ambassador 'not happy' over Stockholm's embrace of 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2015, 7:51 PM

PA Invited to Sweden After 'Palestine' Recognition

Stockholm personally invites Abbas to discuss 'peace process' and to offer assistance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2015, 1:54 PM

Israel says Swedish FM Not Welcome

Sweden's 'utterly unfriendly' decision to recognize the 'state of Palestine' leaves Margot Wallstroem persona-non-grata in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva, 1/15/2015, 5:40 PM

Abbas: We'll Go to the UN Again Very Soon

PA Chairman declares he plans to submit another UN Security Council resolution for statehood in the very near future.Elad Benari, 1/13/2015, 6:14 AM

Arab League to Discuss PA Draft Resolution

Arab League officials to review 'Palestinian issues,' as follow-ups to PA's unilateral moves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2015, 4:23 PM

France Warns PA: Don't Escalate the Crisis

France warns the PA against resubmitting its unilateral resolution to the UN.Elad Benari, 1/7/2015, 4:16 AM

Former US Negotiator: Stop Giving PA Free Rein

US chief negotiator Dennis Ross pens NYT op/ed calling on the EU to 'stop giving Palestinians a pass.'Tova Dvorin, 1/6/2015, 11:30 AM

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction

In latest move to file war crimes charges against Israel, PA accepts Hague's jurisdiction for Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2015, 8:06 AM

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 9:08 PM

Hamas 'Totally Opposed' to PA Statehood Bid

Hamas spokesperson blasts Abbas for plans to refile draft resolution to UN Security Council as 'political foolishness.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 5:44 PM

Abbas Plans to Resubmit Statehood Bid to UN

PA Chairman hoping new pro-PA Security Council members will pass resolution demanding an end to "the occupation".Elad Benari, 1/5/2015, 3:14 AM

Liberman: The EU is Israel's Biggest Challenge

Liberman says Oslo Accords, status quo have both collapsed, notes EU crucial for Israel's economic interests.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/4/2015, 10:19 AM

Canada Condemns 'Dangerous' PA ICC Bid

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird slams ICC bid as 'provocative,' urges return to bilateral negotiations.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 8:53 PM

Israel May File War Crimes Suits Against PA

Government source tells international media that counter-moves to the PA's litany of legislation against Israel are on the table.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2015, 6:03 PM

PA Blasts Nigeria for Abstaining at UN

Palestinian Authority says Nigeria's abstention during a UN vote on Palestinian statehood as a "big disappointment".Ben Ariel, 1/1/2015, 4:45 AM

Report: Hamas Praises PA ICC Bid

Hamas allegedly calls Abbas's request to the ICC 'a step in the right direction' - despite its opposition to the UN draft resolution.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 10:49 PM

'Abbas Only Able to Go to ICC as a Defendant'

MKs and Ministers spit fire over PA ICC bid, condemn Abbas as defender of murderers.Cynthia Blank and Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 9:45 PM

US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC Request

Washington calls Abbas's unilateral move 'counterproductive,' says it 'does nothing' for the Palestinian people.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 9:28 PM

Liberman: 'Abbas Doesn't Threaten Us'

'Even a deaf, blind, dumb judge knows' that the PA is 'the only one who commits war crimes here,' Liberman says.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 8:27 PM

Netanyahu: The PA, Not Israel, Should Fear the ICC

Netanyahu responds to Abbas's ICC move by noting the PA's pact with Hamas, vulnerability to prosecution for war crimes.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 7:56 PM

Mahmoud Abbas Files Request to Join ICC

Despite risks of being charged for war crimes itself, PA tries another desperate move against Israel after UN bid fails.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 7:37 PM

Israel Summons French Ambassador Over PA UN Vote

Foreign ministry summons Amb. Patrick Maissonnave over Paris's supporting vote for the PA draft resolution for 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 7:36 PM

Israeli Businessman Behind PA UN Bid Rejection

Businessman working abroad in Africa said to be behind other defenses of Israel, quietly helped rally support against PA.Hezki Baruch, 12/31/2014, 4:28 PM

Report: PA to Join International Criminal Court

Following failed UN statehood bid, Palestinian Authority head Abbas to apply for ICC membership later today, sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 11:29 AM

Power: PA's Resolution was Not Constructive

American envoy to the UN says PA's resolution doesn't offer constructive steps to solve the conflict. Jordan: We'll keep pushing.Ben Ariel, 12/31/2014, 6:13 AM

'You Can't Achieve Statehood with Provocations'

Israeli UN representative Israel Nitzan urges the Security Council "to stop indulging the Palestinians" after their resolution was rejected.Elad Benari, 12/31/2014, 2:16 AM

PA's Resolution Defeated at Security Council

PA's unilateral resolution calling on Israel to "end the occupation" fails to receive the nine required votes to pass.Elad Benari, 12/31/2014, 12:32 AM

PA: We Have Majority for UN Statehood Resolution

Reports France, Luxembourg have decided to support PA bid at UNSC; move could force US to use its veto.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2014, 10:32 PM

Canadian FM: PA Trying to Circumvent Negotiations

Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird calls on UN Security Council to reject PA resolution calling for imposed Israeli withdrawal.Ari Soffer, 12/30/2014, 9:34 PM

UN Security Council to Vote on PA Bid Tonight

Jordan says UN to vote on unilateral demand for recognition and Israeli withdrawals, after PA FM said submission would wait till next year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2014, 8:22 PM

Hamas Slams PA Bid as 'Surrender' to Israel

Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri accuses PA of making decisions for the 'Palestinian cause' without the people's consent.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 12/30/2014, 3:00 PM

State Department: PA Resolution Not Constructive

State Department spokesman says PA's unilateral resolution does not advance peace or addresses Israel's security needs.Ben Ariel, 12/30/2014, 4:13 AM

PA Toughens Language in UN Resolution

Palestinian Authority presents a more toughly-worded UN draft resolution on statehood, but a date on the vote is yet to be determined.Elad Benari, 12/30/2014, 12:13 AM

PA, Arab Council Weigh Deadline for UN Resolution

Reports differing on when the draft will be presented to the UN, as Jordan vows to push ahead - despite PA hesitancy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2014, 8:29 PM

PM: States Must Oppose PA's 'Diktats' at the UN

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says PA statehood bid 'puts Israel's future in peril' in meeting with Indiana governor.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2014, 6:08 PM

Frmr. ISA Head Returning to Politics on Likud List

Avi Dichter returns to Likud after brief hiatus, says he supports peace deal - but also that Israel should defang Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2014, 3:51 PM

Hamas: PA's Draft Resolution is 'Disastrous'

Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar condemns resolution setting a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/28/2014, 6:29 AM

Erekat: Vote in UN Later Today or Monday

PA chief negotiator says the Security Council would vote on unilateral resolution later Friday or on Monday at the latest.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/26/2014, 10:06 PM

Russia Expresses Support for PA's UN Resolution

Russia says it intends to support the draft resolution which would set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/26/2014, 6:15 AM

B'nai B'rith Urges Kerry to Oppose PA Resolution

In a letter to the US Secretary of State, B'nei B'rith calls PA resolution an 'unacceptable circumvention of negotiations with Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2014, 2:07 PM

Hamas Opposes PA's UN Resolution

Hamas says the resolution calling for Israeli withdrawal "doesn't represent [the] consensus of the Palestinian people."Ben Ariel, 12/25/2014, 4:46 AM

PA Threat to Cut Israel Ties Would be 'A Blessing'

Analyst says Israelis and Palestinians alike would benefit if PA leader goes through with threat to disband.Hillel Fendel, 12/24/2014, 1:48 PM

Erekat: UN to Vote on Resolution 'Very Soon'

Chief PA negotiator claims the Security Council will vote on the PA's unilateral resolution before the end of 2014.Elad Benari, 12/24/2014, 6:16 AM

PA 'Will Stop Dealing with Israel if UN Bid Fails'

Mahmoud Abbas threatens if UN Security Council resolution calling for Israeli withdrawal by 2017 fails the PA will cut all ties with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2014, 5:32 PM

Barghouti Criticizes PA's UN Resolution

Marwan Barghouti, who is in jail serving five life sentences, says PA's UN resolution must focus on "settlements" and "right of return".Ben Ariel, 12/23/2014, 3:13 AM

Stakes High for PLO, PA in Shurat Hadin Lawsuit

Interview: Shurat Hadin's Nitsana Darshan-Leitner explains why Sokolow vs. PLO could see terror orgs sued regularly for their crimes.Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2014, 9:35 PM

Vote on PA Resolution Likely to be Postponed

Diplomatic sources say that the PA, understanding that there's little support for its resolution, will work to change the text.Ben Ariel, 12/22/2014, 6:14 AM

Livni: Bibi Should Thank Me for Turning to Kerry

Livni insists she was working in Israel's 'best interests' by turning to Kerry over PA UN bid, says she was doing PM's job for him.Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2014, 10:26 PM