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Erekat: If UN Bid Fails, We'll Join Statutes

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

UK 'Palestine' Vote: A Failure of 'Hasbara'?

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

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 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 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 Over PA Statehood

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: 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 UN: End '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' 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

'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: 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 Compromise Over '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'

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 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 Solidarity with Terror Victims?

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

Amb.: 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 PA State is 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

A Palestinian Arab State Won't Bring Peace

A state for the Palestinian Arabs at this point will only enable them to pursue their present agenda. Morton A. Klein, 8/21/2013, 5:35 AM

Ban in Ramallah: Happy to Visit 'Palestine'

UN chief apparently believes that the PA's upgrade by the General Assembly is enough for 'Palestine' to already exist.Elad Benari, 8/16/2013, 6:15 AM

Erekat Backs Kerry, Blasts Israeli 'Apartheid'

PLO negotiator says PA will hold off on applying to join UN institutions to give peace a chance, then blasts Israel's "apartheid'.Elad Benari, 5/21/2013, 6:15 AM

El Salvador Establishes Ties with the PA

El Salvador establishes diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority. Foreign Minister praises Latin America's support.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/11/2013, 12:49 AM

Elkin Calls Out Google for Recognizing 'Palestine'

Deputy FM calls on Google to reconsider its decision to use the name "Palestine" instead of "Palestinian Territories".Elad Benari, 5/6/2013, 4:16 AM

Finland, Denmark Upgrade PA's Diplomatic Missions

Finland and Denmark upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority’s diplomatic missions to 'Palestinian embassies'.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/4/2013, 1:10 AM

Google Recognizes 'Palestine'

Google places "Palestine" on its search engine instead of "Palestinian Territories," recognizing the PA's unilateral bid at the UN.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/3/2013, 10:10 PM

Netanyahu Allows Transfer of PA Funds

'Pesach gift' to the PA: funds frozen after unilateral UN statehood bid to be thawed.Gil Ronen, 3/25/2013, 2:37 PM

Jewish Harvard Students: Be Smart!

Original and spunky, the writer tells Harvard students how to fight hate crimes with a smart counter-attack. Orit Arfa, 3/13/2013, 10:23 PM

Cyprus Gives 'Palestine' Full Diplomatic Status

Cyprus upgrades its relations with the Palestinian Authority to full diplomatic mission status, will open a "Palestinian embassy".Elad Benari, Canada, 2/8/2013, 9:09 PM

PA to Issue 'Palestine' Stamp

The PAs Minister of Communication announces that a stamp with the name “State of Palestine” will be issued to diplomatic offices abroad.Elad Benari, 1/9/2013, 3:13 AM

PLO Officials: No 'Palestine' Passport for Now

Abbas will not rush to issue "State of Palestine" passports, fearing a conflict with Israel, PLO officials claim.Elad Benari, 1/8/2013, 5:16 AM

Abbas Orders to Issue 'Palestine' Passports

Abbas orders the PA government to re-issue passports, identity cards, and other government documents so they include the "Palestine" stamp.Elad Benari, 1/7/2013, 3:17 AM

New ‘Palestine,’ Same Problems

Abbas’ bid to rename PA territories as “Palestine” fails to distract PA residents from economic woes, corruption.Maayana Miskin, 1/6/2013, 8:26 AM

Abbas: Say 'Palestine'

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas orders all institutions to stop using the term Palestinian Authority and start using "State of Palestine".Elad Benari, 1/6/2013, 4:19 AM

Abbas Hopes for Palestinian State in 2013

"Next year will be the year of statehood and independence," PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says in Ramallah.Elad Benari, 1/1/2013, 2:17 AM

Netanyahu to Czech PM: Thank You

Netanyahu thanks Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas for his country’s vote against the PA's unilateral statehood bid.Elad Benari, 12/6/2012, 4:45 AM

Netanyahu: Merkel is a True Friend of Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in Berlin. PM's entourage says meeting was very good.Elad Benari, 12/6/2012, 2:14 AM

PA Weighs ‘State of Palestine’ Passport

The PA plans to ride the wave of its UN success with a passport upgrade.Maayana Miskin, 12/5/2012, 3:46 AM

‘Jerusalem More Important than World Pressure’

Govt. secretary Tzvi Hauser says world pressure will not change Israel’s plans to build in Jerusalem. Arutz sheva staff, 12/4/2012, 4:20 PM

Israel Revives Jerusalem Construction Plan

Israel revives a plan to build 1,600 homes in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo.Elad Benari, 12/4/2012, 4:17 AM