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Abbas announces plans for 'Palestine' passports

PA chairman declares that within a year, PA passports will say "State of Palestine".Ben Ariel, 12/22/2015, 6:14 AM

Is Greece planning to recognize 'Palestine'?

Greek news website reports that the Greek parliament is planning a vote on recognizing a Palestinian state later this month.Elad Benari, 12/11/2015, 6:13 AM

Abbas asks to set deadline for 'end of occupation'

PA chairman renews calls on the UN force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria. A resolution in this vein failed to pass last year.Dalit Halevi, 11/26/2015, 6:14 AM

Has Hollande Suddenly Become Swedish?

The Europeans are so eager to please the Palestinian Arabs that they have lost track of how to approach negotiations. Martin Blecher, 5/26/2015, 8:01 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

Italy Postpones Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'

The Italian parliament postpones to vote on a non-binding bill calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 2/20/2015, 5:45 AM

Sweden Announces Aid Package to 'Palestine'

Recognizing "Palestine" comes with responsibilities, says Swedish PM as he announces a multi-million-euro aid package for the PA.Elad Benari, 2/11/2015, 5:13 AM

PLO to Discuss New UN Statehood Bid

PLO Executive Committee will meet in Ramallah to discuss a new unilateral bid for statehood at the Security Council.Ben Ariel, 1/21/2015, 6:15 AM

'UN Encouraging PA to Avoid Negotiations'

"The Palestinians have discovered that the UN is the gift that keeps on giving," Ambassador Ron Prosor tells Security Council.Elad Benari, 1/16/2015, 5:12 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

EU Calls for Peace Talks After PA Fails at UN

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says vote at the Security Council underlines the need for Israel and the PA to resume talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 4:44 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abbas: Withdrawal First, 'Right of Return' Later

Abbas suggests that UN resolution is meant to force Israel to concede territory and then force millions of "Palestinian refugees" on it.Dalit Halevi, 12/19/2014, 6:13 AM

PA Resolution Demands Withdrawal by 2017

Updated PA resolution to the Security Council sets 12-month deadline for talks, calls for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria by 2017.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2014, 6:12 AM

PA Submits Anti-Israel UN Resolution

PA submits draft resolution to force an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, but says there could still be negotiations on the text.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2014, 2:16 AM

Danon: The PA is 'Playing with Fire'

MK Danny Danon says that Israel will respond to any unilateral move by the PA with a unilateral move of its own.Elad Benari, 12/15/2014, 6:14 AM

PA to Submit UN Resolution on Wednesday

PA announces the draft resolution that would set a deadline for Israel to “end its occupation” will be submitted on Wednesday.Ben Ariel, 12/14/2014, 11:45 PM

Portugal's Parliament: Recognize 'Palestine'

Portugal's parliament adopts a resolution calling on the government to recognize "Palestine", following a number of similar votes in Europe.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/12/2014, 9:56 PM

Ireland Urges Government to Recognize 'Palestine'

Irish lawmakers pass a non-binding motion urging their government to recognize “Palestine” as a state.Ben Ariel, 12/11/2014, 3:45 AM

Erekat: Hope Israelis Will Elect a Peace Partner

PA chief negotiator says that in the upcoming elections, Israelis will choose between being a "peace partner" and an "occupier".Elad Benari, 12/10/2014, 3:15 AM

Ireland to Accept Motion Recognizing 'Palestine'

Irish government expected to accept a motion proposed by the opposition calling on parliament to recognize “Palestine” as a state.Ben Ariel, 12/10/2014, 12:16 AM

Abbas: There Are 6 Million 'Palestinian Refugees'

In an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, PA Chairman reiterates his support for "the right of return", rejects recognition of Israel.Ben Ariel, 12/8/2014, 5:15 AM

Belgium Planning to Recognize 'Palestine'

Belgian legislators are working on a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following suit with several other European countries.Elad Benari, 12/5/2014, 3:16 AM

France Working on Israel-PA Talks Resolution

PA's UN envoy says a draft resolution to revive peace talks will be presented to the UN Security Council by the middle of the month.Ben Ariel, 12/2/2014, 6:13 AM

Abbas: We Will Never Recognize Israel

In a meeting of Arab foreign ministers, Abbas again rejects recognition of Israel, says he will join international conventions and treaties.Elad Benari, 11/30/2014, 6:16 AM

Sarkozy: Vote Against Recognition of 'Palestine'

Former French president urges members of his party to vote against resolution calling for the recognition of “the state of Palestine”.Ben Ariel, 11/26/2014, 6:15 AM

EU Parliament Postpones Recognition of 'Palestine'

EU parliament vote to recognize “Palestine” as a state postponed due to differences on wording, says Fatah's Nabil Shaath.Elad Benari, 11/26/2014, 4:13 AM

Israel's UN Envoy: Europe Has Failed Us Again

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, hits out at European governments over their unilateral recognition of "Palestine".Elad Benari, 11/25/2014, 3:16 AM

UN Chief: More Countries Will Recognize Palestine

Ban Ki-moon calls on Israel and PA to resume peace talks, predicts the “momentum” of countries recognizing “Palestine” will grow.Ben Ariel, 11/25/2014, 2:16 AM

PLO Delays UN Statehood Bid Again - For Iran Talks

PA foreign minister announces another delay of proposal to force Israeli withdrawals, citing need to lobby and UN priority on Iran talks.Ari Yashar, 11/24/2014, 1:39 PM

Sisi Clarifies Troops to Palestinian State Remark

Statement on sending troops to Palestinian state meant "to encourage Israel to move towards the two-state solution", says Sisi.Ben Ariel, 11/24/2014, 5:16 AM

Abbas in Fiery Speech: We Will Stay in Our Country

PA Chairman slams Israel's policies and reiterates his intent to go to the UN, but also declares he's against terrorist attacks.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/21/2014, 10:11 PM

Foreign Min.: Spanish Resolution Distances Peace

Officials in the Foreign Ministry say that Spain's recognition of "Palestine" will achieve the opposite of a return to peace talks.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2014, 6:14 AM

Spain Calls for Recognition of 'Palestine'

Spain's lawmakers approve a non-binding resolution calling on the government to recognize a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 11/19/2014, 1:15 AM

Report: Kerry Threatens Abbas with Sanctions

Sources tell London-based newspaper that Kerry has threatened PA with financial and political sanctions.Elad Benari, 11/18/2014, 12:16 AM

Spain to Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'

Spain's parliament will vote next week on a non-binding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state.Ben Ariel, 11/14/2014, 3:12 AM

PA Threatens to Sue Individual Israelis

PA official threatens to sue Israelis who "committed crimes against Palestinians" if resolution to "end the occupation" fails to pass.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 11/12/2014, 4:12 AM

Abbas Moving Ahead with UN Resolution

PA Chairman announces resolution calling on Israel to "end the occupation" will be submitted this month.Ben Ariel, 11/9/2014, 5:05 AM

Washington Against PA's UN Resolution

State Department spokeswoman says PA's resolution to "end the occupation" attempts to "prejudge the outcome of final status negotiations."Ben Ariel, 11/5/2014, 1:14 AM

'IKEA Furniture Without Screws Doesn't Help'

Foreign Ministry spokesman gives a crushing comeback to Sweden FM's IKEA comments over 'Palestine' recognition.Cynthia Blank, 10/31/2014, 8:40 AM