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McCain: Israel Must Respond to PA's Unilateral Move

Senator John McCain on Israeli television: We cannot have actions such as the PA's move in the UN go unresponded to.Elad Benari, 12/3/2012, 3:44 AM

Israeli Construction a Blow to Peace, Says UN Chief

UN Secretary General warns that Israel’s plan to build new Jewish homes is an "almost fatal blow" to any prospects for peace.Elad Benari, 12/3/2012, 1:44 AM

Expert: Israel Should Let the PA Collapse

Prof.Efraim Inbar says Israel should not be responsible for PA, particularly after their UN move. And perhaps it should leave that body.Elad Benari, 12/2/2012, 6:37 AM

Fayyad to Israel: Come Back to the Table

The Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister calls Israel to resume peace talks despite the unilateral move at the United Nations.Elad Benari, 12/2/2012, 4:33 AM

Turkish Leaders Blast Israel, Support 'Palestine'

"It is high time to take a firm stance against Israel’s activities," says Turkey's Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 12/2/2012, 3:33 AM

Netanyahu Thanks Czech PM for UN Vote

Prime Minister thanked Petr Necas him for his country's "courageous" UN vote against PA statehood.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2012, 6:51 PM

ICC Examining 'Legal Implications' of PA Statehood Bid

The International Criminal Court says it is considering the legal implications of the UN vote to recognize the PA as a non-member state.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/30/2012, 10:26 PM

U.S. Condemns Israel's Decision to Approve Construction

White House says Israel's decision to build 3,000 new homes in Jerusalem makes resuming peace talks harder.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/30/2012, 10:11 PM

Canada Calls Back Diplomats After UN Bid

Canada orders back delegates to Israel and Ramallah in order to assess the implications of UN's recognition of 'Palestine'.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/30/2012, 9:45 PM

Israel Approves New Jewish Construction After UN Vote

Israel responds to the UN recognition of 'Palestine' by approving new homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. PA outraged.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/30/2012, 8:28 PM

Hamas Welcomes, U.S. Condemns UN Vote

Hamas hails the UN decision to recognize 'Palestine', calls it a victory. "The decision changes nothing," says U.S. ambassador Rice.Elad Benari, 11/30/2012, 6:15 AM

Most of Europe Voted in Favor of 'Palestine'

The Czech Republic was the only European country that voted against the recognition of “Palestine”.Elad Benari, 11/30/2012, 2:45 AM

PA Arabs Celebrate as World Reacts to UN Decision

"World countries have given Bibi Netanyahu a slap in the face," says Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon.Elad Benari, 11/30/2012, 1:45 AM

Netanyahu: Abbas Speech Venomous, Israel Will Respond

Netanyahu says that UN decision to recognize "Palestine" is "a meaningless decision that will not change anything."Elad Benari, 11/30/2012, 1:14 AM

Prosor: UN Resolution Pushes Peace Backward

"The world waits for Abbas to speak the truth that peace can only be achieved through negotiations," says Israeli ambassador.Elad Benari, 11/30/2012, 12:37 AM

UN Recognizes 'Palestine' with Overwhelming Majority

138 countries vote in favor of accepting 'Palestine' as non-member observer state. Ayalon: This is a historic defeat for Palestinians.Elad Benari, 11/30/2012, 12:05 AM

Bennett: UN Mess a Result of Israel's 'Schizophrenic' Policies

Jewish Home leader denies a quote attacking Moshe Feiglin that was attributed to him.Gil Ronen, 11/29/2012, 7:16 PM

Ban Ki-moon: 'Peace Process' is 'on Life Support'

UN leader calls on Israel, PA "to breathe new life" into process ahead of vote on PA bid for recognition.Gil Ronen, 11/29/2012, 5:57 PM

Clinton: Path to Palestine Doesn't Go Through New York

The only path towards a Palestinian state is through direct negotiations, says U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 5:13 AM

Abbas Rejects Last Minute U.S. Pressure on UN Bid

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and Middle East envoy meet Abbas, fail to get him to withdraw his resolution to the UN.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 4:14 AM

Tibi Slammed for Once Again Joining PA Delegation to UN

MK Ahmed Tibi joins the PA delegation to the UN for its statehood bid. MK Matalon responds: He belongs behind bars.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 2:15 AM

Israel Transferred Money to PA Despite UN Bid

Two days before the vote in the UN on the PA's statehood bid, Israel transferred 200 million shekels to the PA to pay its employees.Elad Benari, 11/29/2012, 12:13 AM

Judea & Samaria Leader: PA Bid is Political War

Yesha Council Head Danny Dayan advises Prime Minister on steps to take in retaliation for PA UN bid.Gil Ronen, 11/28/2012, 5:15 PM

Nationalist MKs to Burn PLO Flags at Local UN HQ

MKs Eldad and Ben Ari will set flags alight at UN Jerusalem HQ to protest PA statehood vote.Gil Ronen, 11/28/2012, 4:33 PM

PA's UN Envoy Confident Statehood Bid will Pass

PA envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, calls world powers to follow France and support the entity’s unilateral statehood bid.Elad Benari, 11/28/2012, 3:14 AM

France to Back PA’s 'State' Bid, Britain Unsure

France will vote for PA “state” status at the UN; Britain remains undecided. Israel: UN bid a ‘fundamental breach’ of agreements. Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2012, 9:13 PM

PA Statehood Bid to ‘Cover Abbas’ Failure’

A senior diplomatic source says PA Chairman Abbas has led the latest statehood bid to cover up for his corruption, failure. Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2012, 5:42 PM

Ban Calls for New Efforts to Achieve Two-State Solution

UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for renewed efforts to achieve a two-state solution following the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.Elad Benari, 11/27/2012, 5:13 AM

PA Official: Britain Has 'Historic Responsibility' for PA

Britain has a "historic responsibility" to support the PA's unilateral statehood bid, says the PA's envoy to Europe.Elad Benari, 11/26/2012, 7:52 AM

France Hints it Will Support PA's UN Bid

French Foreign Minister reminds senate that President Hollande promised to promote recognition of a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 11/23/2012, 6:15 AM

Abbas: Gaza Operation is Because of Statehood Bid

PA Chairman claims that the IDF operation in Gaza is meant at preventing the PA from seeking statehood at the United Nations.Elad Benari, 11/18/2012, 4:59 AM

Levin: Bill to Annex Judea and Samaria is Ready

MK Levin: If the PA goes ahead with its statehood bid, I will submit a bill to annex Judea and Samaria immediately after the election.Elad Benari, 11/15/2012, 2:41 AM

Abbas Confirms UN Bid for November 29

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announces that the PA will present its bid for non-state UN membership on November 29.Elad Benari, 11/13/2012, 12:12 AM

Obama Reiterates Opposition to Abbas's UN Bid

President Obama tells PA Chairman Abbas that his administration opposes his bid for non-state membership of the UN.Elad Benari, 11/12/2012, 6:10 AM

Steinitz Threatens PA with Sanctions Over UN Bid

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz threatens to freeze transfer of tax revenues if the PA continues its unilateral statehood bid.Elad Benari, 11/11/2012, 2:23 AM

PA Unveils UN Membership Resolution

PA envoys unveil the resolution they hope will give them observer membership at the United Nations.Elad Benari, 11/9/2012, 5:13 AM

Lavrov Supports Palestine During Meeting with Abbas

Russian Foreign Minister meets PA Chairman in Amman. "For us the statehood of Palestine is not questionable," he says.Elad Benari, 11/7/2012, 3:12 AM

Erekat: PA Will Go to UN Despite Pressure

PLO top negotiator: The PA will push on with a bid to achieve non-member status at the United Nations despite pressure to back down.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 3:15 AM

Lieberman Threatens PA Over UN Bid

Report: Lieberman told the EU's Ashton that if the PA goes ahead with its unilateral statehood bid, "I will ensure the PA will collapse.”Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 1:13 AM

Abbas Promises: No Third Intifada

Ahead of his latest UN statehood bid, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas tells Israeli television that he will never allow a third intifada.Elad Benari, 11/2/2012, 4:45 AM

Expert: PA Statehood Bid a 'Political Suicide'

The Palestinian Authority’s unilateral bid at the United Nations is a political suicide, according to Middle East expert Dr. Guy Bechor.Elad Benari, 10/30/2012, 2:15 AM

Abbas: Talks with Israel Can Resume After UN Bid

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says that talks with Israel can resume after the PA gains non-member status in the United Nations.Elad Benari, 10/25/2012, 4:14 AM

Abbas Pens Letter to Gazans: Pre-67 Land Also 'Occupied'

PA President Mahmoud Abbas spoke about Israel's claim to land obtained before 1967 and touched on the PA's UN bid for statehood.Annie Lubin, 10/23/2012, 8:53 AM

Report: Barak, Abbas Spoke About Unilateral Withdrawal

Report: Abbas secretly met with Barak, who presented his proposal for a unilateral withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 10/16/2012, 1:14 AM

Abbas: Peace Talks After UN Recognition

PA Chairman Abbas indicates he would be willing to return to the negotiating table with Israel after 'Palestine' is recognized by the UN.Elad Benari, 10/10/2012, 5:00 AM

PA to Submit UN Statehood Bid After U.S. Elections

PLO's Hanan Ashrawi says the PA will submit a resolution seeking enhanced UN observer status after the U.S. presidential election.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/28/2012, 11:29 PM

Abbas Says Judea and Samaria Communities Are 'Ethnic Cleansing'

PA Chairman condemns Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as "ethnic cleansing", asks UN General Assembly to recognize "Palestine".Elad Benari, 9/28/2012, 12:01 AM

Abbas Calls Peres to Wish a Happy New Year

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas calls President Shimon Peres, wishes Israelis a Happy New Year.Elad Benari, 9/14/2012, 5:16 AM

Abbas: We Won't Accept Israeli Presence in Jordan Valley

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reiterates his determination to turn to the UN, says 'Palestinians' will never give up their rights.Elad Benari, 9/10/2012, 4:13 AM

Abbas Names Date for UN Statehood

PA Chairman Abbas says he will ask the UN member states to declare a ‘state of Palestine’ on September 27. Maayana Miskin, 9/8/2012, 9:43 PM

Lebanese Christian Leader to Ask Pope to Recognize 'Palestine'

The Melkite Greek Catholic Church leader will ask the pope to recognize the Palestinian state when he visits Lebanon.Elad Benari, 9/7/2012, 5:14 AM

PLO Determined to Ask UN General Assembly for Recognition

PLO reiterates its determination to approach the United Nations and ask for recognition of ‘Palestine’ as a non-member state.Elad Benari, 9/5/2012, 6:13 AM

Britain to Support PA Financially Despite UN Bid

British official confirms his country will not suspend financial aid to the PA even if it turns to the UN for recognition as a state.Elad Benari, 9/2/2012, 6:04 AM

Erekat: Date of Next UN Bid to be Decided Next Month

Saeb Erekat says the Arab ministerial council will discuss the PA's next bid to the United Nations on September 5.Elad Benari, 8/3/2012, 5:16 AM

Abbas Warns: We'll Go to UN General Assembly

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in France: We may seek non-member status at the United Nations if peace talks with Israel do not resume.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/8/2012, 11:13 PM

Abbas Threatens Renewed UN Statehood Bid

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas said he will turn to the UN General Assembly for recognition if Israel does not capitulate to his demandsGabe Kahn, 4/9/2012, 7:50 PM

UN Says PA Statehood Bid on Shaky Ground

A United Nations report says the Palestinian Authority's statehood bid is on shaky ground.Chana Ya'ar, 3/19/2012, 11:02 PM