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's Efforts but 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 Palestinian Authority

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 Replaces 'Palestinian Territories' with '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: Don't Say 'Palestinian Authority', 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 for Standing Up for Peace

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 in Germany: 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 Northern 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

Israeli Students Learn About the 'Original' 29th of November

As PA Chairman Abbas was presenting his statehood bid at the UN, Israeli students learned about November 29, 1947.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/3/2012, 5:12 AM

Video: The Culture of Peace and Incitement in the PA Index

Cabinet members were shown some of the many incidents of incitement against Israel in the Palestinian Authority.Elad Benari, 12/3/2012, 4:16 AM

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