Belgian Lawmakers 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 Alternate Resolution on Israel-PA Talks

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 as a Jewish State

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 Vote on 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 Ambassador: 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 Statement on Sending Troops to Palestinian State

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 Ministry: 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

Spanish Lawmakers Call 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 Over UN Bid

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 at Int'l Court

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 Affirms He is 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 Reiterates its Objection to 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

'Sending 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

Steinitz: Swedish Move 'An Attack on Israel's Security'

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz denounces Sweden's recognition of the "state of Palestine."Ben Ariel, 10/31/2014, 3:15 AM

Sweden’s FM: I'll be Happy to Send Liberman IKEA Furniture

Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, responds to Israeli counterpart's criticism over decision to recognize "Palestine".Elad Benari, 10/31/2014, 1:13 AM

Irish Senate Calls for Recognition of 'Palestine'

Ireland's upper house of parliament passes a motion calling on the government to recognize “the state of Palestine”.Ben Ariel, 10/23/2014, 5:44 AM

Erekat: If Our UN Bid Fails, We'll Join Int'l Organizations

PA chief negotiator threatens to apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.Elad Benari, 10/22/2014, 6:15 AM

UK's 'Palestine' Vote: 'Hasbara' Failure or Hollow Victory?

Britain's leading pro-Israel group tells Arutz Sheva Israeli gov't urged them not to lobby MPs - smart move or PR blunder?Ari Soffer, 10/14/2014, 9:08 PM

Israeli Embassy: Palestinian Statehood? Only Through Talks

Israeli Embassy in London responds to British parliament’s passing of a motion to recognize “the state of Palestine”.Ben Ariel, 10/14/2014, 6:13 AM

Livni to Ban: Oppose Abbas's Unilateral Moves

Justice Minister tells UN chief that backing PA's moves at the UN sends a message that negotiations can be bypassed.Ben Ariel, 10/14/2014, 4:46 AM

Abbas Threatens, Again, to Cut Ties With Israel

PA Chairman says he plans to move ahead with his latest unilateral UN move and if all else fails, he will hand the keys to Netanyahu.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 10/14/2014, 3:14 AM

British Parliament Votes to Recognize 'Palestine'

British lawmakers vote overwhelmingly in favor of a non-binding motion recognizing the "state of Palestine".Elad Benari, 10/14/2014, 12:29 AM

Russia to Support Abbas's 'Deadline for Israel' Bid

Russia announces it will back PA head's plan to ask the United Nations to impose a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 10/13/2014, 1:13 AM

Britain to Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'

British lawmakers to hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognize “Palestine” as a state.Ben Ariel, 10/7/2014, 4:12 AM

PLO Blasts Israel for Saying PA Statehood Should Follow Talks

PLO official Ashrawi criticizes Israel and U.S. over their reaction to Sweden's decision to recognize “the state of Palestine”.Ben Ariel, 10/6/2014, 4:42 AM

Netanyahu to Sweden: Unilateral Moves Won't Work

PM Netanyahu responds to Sweden's announcement it would recognize "Palestine", says unilateral moves will not bring peace.Hezki Baruch, 10/6/2014, 1:15 AM

PA Ambassador: If Our UN Bid is Rejected, We'll Go to ICC

PA's UN ambassador: We will join the ICC if the Security Council refuses to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 10/3/2014, 6:15 AM

PA to Ask Security Council: End Israel's 'Occupation' by 2016

Draft resolution to be submitted by Palestinian Authority calls on the Security Council to "ends the Israeli occupation without delay".Ben Ariel, 10/2/2014, 6:15 AM

Abbas's Spokesman: We Want a Palestinian State

PA Chairman's spokesman responds to Netanyahu's speech at the UN, says PA wants a state in accordance with UN resolutions.Dalit Halevi and Ben Ariel, 9/30/2014, 3:44 AM

Abbas Threatens Israel with 'Political War'

Fatah leader Nabil Shaath says PA Chairman will wage a "political war" against Israel if his latest UN move is rejected.Ben Ariel, 9/29/2014, 6:13 AM

Arab League Backs Abbas's 'Deadline' Plan

Arab foreign ministers say they will back PA Chairman's plan to have the UN set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 9/9/2014, 6:16 AM

Yesh Atid MK: Abbas is a 'Rival'

MK Ofer Shelah responds to threat to set a "deadline" for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, says it can't be done by force.Nir Har Zahav, 8/26/2014, 6:46 AM

U.S. Opposes Abbas's 'Withdrawal Deadline' Plan

State Department says Abbas's plan to go to international organizations will "badly damage the atmosphere".Elad Benari, 8/26/2014, 5:12 AM

Deputy Minister Dismisses Abbas's 'Deadline' Plan

"No one will threaten us," says Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis after PA reveals plan to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Shimon Cohen and Elad Benari, 8/26/2014, 4:45 AM

Abbas to Present 'Deadline' for Israel to 'End Occupation'

PA head plans to ask the UN to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw to pre-1967 borders.Elad Benari, 8/25/2014, 4:16 AM

PA Officially Joins Five International Treaties

UN announces that PA has become a formal party to five global treaties, hails move as "a significant step" for "Palestine".Elad Benari, Canada, 5/2/2014, 8:25 PM

PLO Adopts Plan to Apply to More UN Bodies

PLO central council backs Mahmoud Abbas's plan to pursue attempts to join 60 United Nations bodies and international agreements.Elad Benari, 4/28/2014, 1:13 AM

Carter Backs PA's UN Move

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter expresses support for PA's move to seek membership in international organizations.Elad Benari, 4/8/2014, 5:44 AM

Israeli Envoy: PA Violating the Conventions it Seeks to Join

Israel’s UN envoy mocks PA's bid to join international conventions, says it violates most of them.Elad Benari, 4/7/2014, 5:16 AM

Ariel Reiterates Stance on Peace Talks

Housing Minister Uri Ariel says Jewish Home will not agree to any negotiations with the PA until it drops its UN bid.Hezki Baruch, 4/7/2014, 3:44 AM

PA Ambassador: There Are 550 Organizations We Can Join

PA's UN ambassador: We are even eligible to join the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 4/3/2014, 5:16 AM

UN Confirms it Received PA's Applications

UN's special envoy on Mideast peace confirms he received requests from PA officials to join 13 international conventions and treaties.Elad Benari, 4/3/2014, 4:14 AM

Israel, PA Reach Compromise Over 'State of Palestine' Papers

Gazans to be allowed into Israel for medical treatment if "State of Palestine" is blurred from their entry papers.Elad Benari, 2/13/2014, 5:44 AM

Erekat: The Talks Have Failed, Let's Go to the UN

Chief PA negotiator accuses Israel of destroying the peace talks, says the PA should seek statehood recognition at the UN.Elad Benari, 12/31/2013, 3:16 AM

Erekat Condemns Vote on Jordan Valley Annexation

Chief PA negotiator says Israel is "destroying peace" by approving a bill to annex the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 12/30/2013, 2:42 AM

PA Official Calls for 'Smart Resistance' Against Israel

Nabil Shaath predicts that peace talks will fail, says the PA should then resort to pursuing statehood through the UN.Elad Benari, 12/29/2013, 4:57 AM

Ban Concerned Over 'Dangerous' Tensions Between Israel and PA

UN chief says Israeli construction is "cause for very grave concern", says it risks collapse of peace talks.Elad Benari, 12/1/2013, 4:31 AM

Abbas: We'll Never Give Up on a Single Demand

One year after its unilateral UN statehood bid, PA says it is not planning to back down from any of its demands from Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/29/2013, 9:44 PM

Prosor: Where's the Solidarity with Victims of Terrorism?

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations slams the world body for its “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”.Elad Benari, 11/27/2013, 4:15 AM

Former Ambassador: No to Negotiations With Unilateral Steps

Israel should not negotiate with the PA so long as it seeks recognition at the UN, says Ambassador Meir Rosenne.Elad Benari, 11/21/2013, 2:14 AM

Belgium Upgrades PA's Diplomatic Status

Belgium raises the standing of the PA's diplomatic delegation to the country to “mission” status, says it supports "two-state solution".Elad Benari, 11/10/2013, 5:01 AM

Poll: Only 21% Believe in PA State as Real Solution

Just 21% of Israelis think the PA will create a new Arab state. Most see “status quo” as the most realistic scenario.Maayana Miskin, 8/25/2013, 2:59 PM