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Security Council fails to reach consensus on PA membership bid

UN Security Council ad hoc committee discusses PA bid for full UN membership, but fails to reach an agreement, meaning the effort is now likely headed for a more formal council vote.

Security Council fails to reach consensus on PA membership bid

UN Security Council refers PA's membership bid to committee

UN Security Council president refers PA's application to become a full member to the committee on the admission of new member, which will meet on Thursday.

UN Security Council refers PA's membership bid to committee

Despite US opposition

PA insists on Security Council vote on statehood

PA’s UN envoy says "we believe it is high time now for our state to become a full member at the United Nations" despite US indications it will veto the motion.

PA insists on Security Council vote on statehood

State Department:

PA should seek statehood through talks, not at UN

State Department spokesman says establishing an independent Palestinian state should happen through direct talks with Israel, as PA seeks UN vote on the issue.

PA should seek statehood through talks, not at UN

PA seeking UN vote on full membership

Palestinian Authority envoy says he is seeking a Security Council vote on April 18 to make PA a full member of the world body.

PA seeking UN vote on full membership

Abbas spokesman calls on US to recognize 'Palestine'

PA chairman's spokesman says that the positive statements from Washington are not enough and that official recognition of the state of Palestine is required.

Abbas spokesman calls on US to recognize 'Palestine'

PA cabinet leader urges sanctions against Israel

PA cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh calls on international community to act to promote the recognition of “the state of Palestine”.

PA cabinet leader urges sanctions against Israel

Likud MK to US news website:

'Establishing a Palestinian state would be rewarding Hamas'

In op-ed for The Hill, MK Dan Illouz explains why Israel must resist international pressure to establish a Palestinian state.

'Establishing a Palestinian state would be rewarding Hamas'

Sources:

'Saudi-Israeli deal will happen even without Palestinian Arabs'

Sources tell Reuters that Saudi Arabia will not hold up pact with US and Israel, even if Israel does not offer major concessions to PA.

'Saudi-Israeli deal will happen even without Palestinian Arabs'

PA cabinet leader to US:

'Don't block our statehood bid at UN'

PA cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh calls US not to block the PA’s bid for full membership in the United Nations.

'Don't block our statehood bid at UN'

PA envoy to UN:

'We are negotiating with UNSC members on full membership'

PA officially renews push for full membership in the United Nations, its envoy confirms.

'We are negotiating with UNSC members on full membership'

US warns PA against full membership bid at UN

Axios report: Biden administration urged PA not to pursue vote at UN Security Council on gaining full UN membership.

US warns PA against full membership bid at UN

New diplomatic threat:

PA to seek full membership in the United Nations

PA appeals to Security Council members, asks to promote move in which "Palestine" will receive recognition as full member of the UN.

PA to seek full membership in the United Nations

PA to seek full UN membership

Palestinian Authority says it will launch a bid to become a full member of the UN, even though such a move will be blocked by the US.

PA to seek full UN membership

Abbas to assume chairmanship of UN's Group of 77

Chairmanship of Group of 77 allows PA to operate like a member state of the UN.

Abbas to assume chairmanship of UN's Group of 77

PA to seek full UN recognition

PA plans to seek full UN recognition at UN Security Council. Danon: We're preparing to block the initiative.

PA to seek full UN recognition

Abbas dumps Trump for the United Nations

Abbas dumps Trump for the United Nations

Abbas urges Spain to recognize 'Palestine'

PA chairman says Palestinians suffered "historic injustice" in 1948.

Abbas urges Spain to recognize 'Palestine'

Report: Britain forced New Zealand to vote for UN resolution

New report says New Zealand wanted to freeze Palestinian Authority efforts in UN, was overruled by Britain.

Report: Britain forced New Zealand to vote for UN resolution

Special Interview

'We are not a protectorate'

In a special interview with Arutz 7, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely says now is the time to apply Israeli law to Judea and Samaria.

'We are not a protectorate'

“It puts a stamp on our being occupiers”

Director of the International Legal Forum, Yifa Segal, shares her view of the recent UN resolution and its impact.

“It puts a stamp on our being occupiers”

Netanyahu: "Enough with the exile mentality"

The Prime Minister defended Israel’s response to the UN Security Council resolution, calling it “rational, resolute, and responsible.”

Netanyahu: "Enough with the exile mentality"

'Ukraine voted against us because of American pressure'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin speaks to Arutz Sheva about the recent UN resolution and Israel's appropriate response.

'Ukraine voted against us because of American pressure'

Hamas says UN resolution 'not enough'

Hamas leader praises anti-Israel UN resolution, says he hopes international community will continue to support 'Palestinian cause.'

Hamas says UN resolution 'not enough'

Rabbi Druckman: UN resolution a "historic opportunity"

Rabbi Druckman calls on Prime Minister to apply Israeli sovereignty to “Area C” in light of the UN resolution and the new US government.

Rabbi Druckman: UN resolution a "historic opportunity"

Arabs see UN resolution as step towards destruction of Israel

Islamic expert analyzes the positive response of the Arabs to the recent anti-Israel UN resolution condemning Jewish settlements.

Arabs see UN resolution as step towards destruction of Israel

Temple Mount activists: We will win

'Temple Mount Faithful' holds candle lighting ceremony near Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday morning.

Temple Mount activists: We will win

Bennett at Western Wall: It's time for sovereignty

Education Minister visits Western Wall, says UN resolution presents both danger and opportunity.

Bennett at Western Wall: It's time for sovereignty

Defense Minister: Cut off all contact with Palestinian Authority

Defense Minister Liberman orders IDF to cut off all contact with PA, excepting security officials.

Defense Minister: Cut off all contact with Palestinian Authority

Bennett: Time to annex Ma'ale Adumim

Jewish Home Chairman addresses proper response to UN's recent anti-Israel resolution.

Bennett: Time to annex Ma'ale Adumim

Kulanu MK: Obama abstention is 'betrayal' and 'abandonment'

In an exclusive interview with Arutz Sheva, Deputy Public Diplomacy Minister talks about Obama's abstention and what Trump can do about it.

Kulanu MK: Obama abstention is 'betrayal' and 'abandonment'

Former UN Ambassador: US abstention is a 'stab in Israel's back'

Fox News discusses newest UN resolution and US abstention with former UN Ambassador John Bolton.

Former UN Ambassador: US abstention is a 'stab in Israel's back'

Rivlin: UN resolution is 'shameful, grave, unfortunate'

President Ruby Rivlin condemns UN vote, says no replacement for direct negotiations.

Rivlin: UN resolution is 'shameful, grave, unfortunate'

Netanyahu calls UN resolution 'absurd' and 'skewed'

Prime Minister Netanyahu says newest UN resolution is most absurd ever, says it pushes peace farther away.

Netanyahu calls UN resolution 'absurd' and 'skewed'

Shaked: We survived Pharaoh, we'll survive this too

Justice Minister says UN Security Council decision just before Hanukkah is reminiscent of Jewish history.

Shaked: We survived Pharaoh, we'll survive this too

Lapid: UN resolution is dangerous, unfair

Yesh Atid chairman condemns UN resolution, left's celebrations, says government needs full-time Foreign Minister.

Lapid: UN resolution is dangerous, unfair

Danon condemns UN Security Council resolution

Israeli UN Ambassador condemns newest UN resolution, dares member states to forbid building in Paris, Washington.

Danon condemns UN Security Council resolution

Bennett: Apply Israeli law in Judea and Samaria

Education Minister says terrorists view UN resolution as approval of terror attacks.

Bennett: Apply Israeli law in Judea and Samaria

Bolton to Obama: Don't act against Israel at the UN

Former Ambassador to the UN warns Obama not to take any actions before leaving office that could hurt Israel at the UN.

Bolton to Obama: Don't act against Israel at the UN

PA discusses maritime borders for future state with Egypt

In another unilateral move, PA UN envoy says talks have begun with Egypt on setting out the maritime borders of a future state.

PA discusses maritime borders for future state with Egypt

Report: US to abstain in PA-sponsored anti-Israel UN resolution

President Barack Obama to use abstention in UN 'settlement' vote to pressure Israel to enter new round of peace talks, sources claim.

Report: US to abstain in PA-sponsored anti-Israel UN resolution

PA hopes Obama won't veto 'anti-settlement' resolution

PA is hoping that Obama will break with tradition and back its UN resolution condemning Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.

PA hopes Obama won't veto 'anti-settlement' resolution

Abbas announces plans for 'State of Palestine' passports

PA chairman declares that within a year, PA passports will say "State of Palestine".

Abbas announces plans for 'State of Palestine' passports

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.

Is Greece planning to recognize 'Palestine'?

Abbas again asks UN 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.

Abbas again asks UN to set deadline for 'end of occupation'

Has Hollande Suddenly Become Swedish?

Has Hollande Suddenly Become Swedish?

Arabs to Propose New Resolution to 'End Israeli Occupation'

Arab League to propose new resolution calling for end to “Israel's occupation” and plans to later bring it before the UN.

Arabs to Propose New Resolution to 'End Israeli Occupation'

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.

Italy 'Supports the Goal' of a Palestinian State

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.

Italy Postpones Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'

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.

Sweden Announces Aid Package to 'Palestine'

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.

PLO to Discuss New UN Statehood Bid

Israeli Envoy: 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.

Israeli Envoy: UN Encouraging PA to Avoid Negotiations

Abbas in Turkey: 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.

Abbas in Turkey: We'll Go to the UN Again Very Soon

France Warns PA: Don't Escalate the Crisis

France warns the PA against resubmitting its unilateral resolution to the UN.

France Warns PA: Don't Escalate the Crisis

Abbas Plans to Resubmit Unilateral Statehood Bid to UN

PA Chairman hoping new pro-PA Security Council members will pass resolution demanding an end to "the occupation".

Abbas Plans to Resubmit Unilateral Statehood Bid to UN

PA Blasts Nigeria for Abstaining at UN

Palestinian Authority says Nigeria's abstention during a UN vote on Palestinian statehood as a "big disappointment".

PA Blasts Nigeria for Abstaining at UN

Revealed

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.

Israeli Businessman Behind PA UN Bid Rejection

Ambassador 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.

Ambassador Power: PA's Resolution was Not Constructive

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.

EU Calls for Peace Talks After PA Fails at UN

Israel to PA: 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.

Israel to PA: You Can't Achieve Statehood with Provocations