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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

State Department: PA Resolution Not Constructive

State Department spokesman says PA's unilateral resolution does not advance peace or addresses Israel's security needs.

State Department: PA Resolution Not Constructive

PA Toughens Language in Unilateral UN Resolution

Palestinian Authority presents a more toughly-worded UN draft resolution on statehood, but a date on the vote is yet to be determined.

PA Toughens Language in Unilateral UN Resolution

PA, Arab Council Weigh Deadline for UN Draft Resolution

Reports differing on when the draft will be presented to the UN, as Jordan vows to push ahead - despite PA hesitancy.

PA, Arab Council Weigh Deadline for UN Draft Resolution

Netanyahu Calls on States to Oppose PA's 'Diktats' at the UN

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says PA statehood bid 'puts Israel's future in peril' in meeting with Indiana governor.

Netanyahu Calls on States to Oppose PA's 'Diktats' at the UN

Hamas Leader: PA's Draft Resolution is 'Disastrous'

Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar condemns resolution setting a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.

Hamas Leader: PA's Draft Resolution is 'Disastrous'

Erekat: Vote in UN Later Today or Monday

PA chief negotiator says the Security Council would vote on unilateral resolution later Friday or on Monday at the latest.

Erekat: Vote in UN Later Today or Monday

Russia Expresses Support for PA's UN Resolution

Russia says it intends to support the draft resolution which would set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.

Russia Expresses Support for PA's UN Resolution

Hamas Opposes PA's UN Resolution

Hamas says the resolution calling for Israeli withdrawal "doesn't represent [the] consensus of the Palestinian people."

Hamas Opposes PA's UN Resolution

Erekat: UN to Vote on Resolution 'Very Soon'

Chief PA negotiator claims the Security Council will vote on the PA's unilateral resolution before the end of 2014.

Erekat: UN to Vote on Resolution 'Very Soon'

Arch-Terrorist Barghouti Criticizes PA's UN Resolution

Marwan Barghouti, who is in jail serving five life sentences, says PA's UN resolution must focus on "settlements" and "right of return".

Arch-Terrorist Barghouti Criticizes PA's UN Resolution

Vote on PA's Anti-Israel Resolution Likely to be Postponed

Diplomatic sources say that the PA, understanding that there's little support for its resolution, will work to change the text.

Vote on PA's Anti-Israel Resolution Likely to be Postponed

Abbas Hints: Withdrawal First, 'Right of Return' Later

Abbas suggests that UN resolution is meant to force Israel to concede territory and then force millions of "Palestinian refugees" on it.

Abbas Hints: Withdrawal First, 'Right of Return' Later

Updated PA Resolution Demands Israeli Withdrawal by 2017

Updated PA resolution to the Security Council sets 12-month deadline for talks, calls for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria by 2017.

Updated PA Resolution Demands Israeli Withdrawal by 2017

PA Submits UN Resolution to Force Israeli Withdrawal

PA submits draft resolution to force an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, but says there could still be negotiations on the text.

PA Submits UN Resolution to Force Israeli Withdrawal

Danon: The PA is 'Playing with Fire'

MK Danny Danon says that Israel will respond to any unilateral move by the PA with a unilateral move of its own.

Danon: The PA is 'Playing with Fire'

PA to Submit Unilateral UN Resolution on Wednesday

PA announces the draft resolution that would set a deadline for Israel to “end its occupation” will be submitted on Wednesday.

PA to Submit Unilateral UN Resolution on Wednesday

Portugal's Parliament Calls to Recognize 'Palestine'

Portugal's parliament adopts a resolution calling on the government to recognize "Palestine", following a number of similar votes in Europe.

Portugal's Parliament Calls to Recognize 'Palestine'

Irish Parliament Urges Government to Recognize 'Palestine'

Irish lawmakers pass a non-binding motion urging their government to recognize “Palestine” as a state.

Irish Parliament Urges Government to Recognize 'Palestine'

Erekat: Hope Israelis Will Elect a Peace Partner

PA chief negotiator says that in the upcoming elections, Israelis will choose between being a "peace partner" and an "occupier".

Erekat: Hope Israelis Will Elect a Peace Partner

Ireland to Accept Motion Recognizing 'Palestine'

Irish government expected to accept a motion proposed by the opposition calling on parliament to recognize “Palestine” as a state.

Ireland to Accept Motion Recognizing 'Palestine'

Abbas: There Are 6 Million 'Palestinian Refugees' - Including Me

In an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, PA Chairman reiterates his support for "the right of return", rejects recognition of Israel.

Abbas: There Are 6 Million 'Palestinian Refugees' - Including Me

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.

Belgian Lawmakers Planning to Recognize 'Palestine'

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.

France Working on Alternate Resolution on Israel-PA Talks

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.

Abbas: We Will Never Recognize Israel as a Jewish State

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”.

Sarkozy: Vote Against Recognition of 'Palestine'

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.

EU Parliament Postpones Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'

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".

Israel's UN Ambassador: Europe Has Failed Us Again

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.

UN Chief: More Countries Will Recognize 'Palestine'

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.

PLO Delays UN Statehood Bid Again - For Iran Talks

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.

Sisi Clarifies Statement on Sending Troops to Palestinian State

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.

Abbas in Fiery Speech: We Will Stay in Our Country

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.

Foreign Ministry: Spanish Resolution Distances Peace

Spanish Lawmakers Call for Recognition of 'Palestine'

Spain's lawmakers approve a non-binding resolution calling on the government to recognize a Palestinian state.

Spanish Lawmakers Call for Recognition of 'Palestine'

Report: Kerry Threatens Abbas with Sanctions Over UN Bid

Sources tell London-based newspaper that Kerry has threatened PA with financial and political sanctions.

Report: Kerry Threatens Abbas with Sanctions Over UN Bid

Spain to Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'

Spain's parliament will vote next week on a non-binding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state.

Spain to Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'

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.

PA Threatens to Sue Individual Israelis at Int'l Court

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.

Abbas Affirms He is Moving Ahead with UN Resolution

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."

Washington Reiterates its Objection to PA's UN Resolution

'Sending IKEA Furniture Without Screws Doesn't Help'

Foreign Ministry spokesman gives a crushing comeback to Sweden FM's IKEA comments over 'Palestine' recognition.

'Sending IKEA Furniture Without Screws Doesn't Help'

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

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz denounces Sweden's recognition of the "state of Palestine."

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

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".

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

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”.

Irish Senate Calls for Recognition of 'Palestine'

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.

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

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?

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

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”.

Israeli Embassy: Palestinian Statehood? Only Through Talks

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.

Livni to Ban: Oppose Abbas's Unilateral Moves

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.

Abbas Threatens, Again, to Cut Ties With Israel

British Parliament Votes to Recognize 'Palestine'

British lawmakers vote overwhelmingly in favor of a non-binding motion recognizing the "state of Palestine".

British Parliament Votes to Recognize 'Palestine'

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.

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

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.

Britain to Vote on Recognition of 'Palestine'