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The Rabbinical Alliance of America:

The SIN of duplicity

Spain, Ireland and Norway (SIN) have sinned against humanity by recognizing a non-existent PA state.

The SIN of duplicity

Foreign Minister Katz criticizes

Slovenia considering recognizing Palestinian state

Foreign Minister meets Slovenian counterpart, Tanja Fajon, criticizes her for considering a unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

Slovenia considering recognizing Palestinian state

Portugal's PM:

'We're not ready to recognize a Palestinian state'

Portuguese Prime Minister Luis Montenegro meets Spanish counterpart, who has been calling for recognition of a Palestinian state, says he will wait for EU and UN to work out a common position on the issue.

'We're not ready to recognize a Palestinian state'

Irish PM:

'We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state'

After meeting Spanish counterpart, Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says his country would like to recognize a Palestinian state in concert with Spain and other like-minded countries.

'We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state'

Spanish PM:

'Israel's response in Gaza risks destabilizing the Middle East'

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez criticizes Israel, insists recognition of a Palestinian state is "in Europe's geopolitical interests".

'Israel's response in Gaza risks destabilizing the Middle East'

Irish Foreign Minister:

'Recognition of a Palestinian state will happen'

Irish Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Micheal Martin says he will be bringing a formal proposal on the recognition of Palestinian statehood to Government.

'Recognition of a Palestinian state will happen'

Spanish PM:

'We will recognize Palestinian state by July'

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tells reporters he plans to move ahead with plans to recognize Palestinian statehood which he announced recently along with other European leaders.

'We will recognize Palestinian state by July'

Israel's Foreign Ministry:

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Israel’s Foreign Ministry criticizes plan by Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain to recognize a Palestinian state, as the four countries announced last week.

'Recognition of Palestinian state a reward to terrorism'

Four European leaders:

'We're ready to recognize Palestine'

Prime Ministers of Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain release joint statement, say they have agreed to take initial steps towards recognizing a Palestinian state.

'We're ready to recognize Palestine'

After significant alterations

Canada approves motion on Palestinian statehood

Canada’s parliament approves NDP's motion, but not before the ruling Liberals alter the wording to water down the part calling on the government to recognize "Palestine".

Canada approves motion on Palestinian statehood

Netanyahu:

'Broad consensus against forced Palestinian state'

Prime Minister Netanyahu: In recent days we have witnessed international pressure to unilaterally force upon us of a Palestinian state that would endanger the existence of the State of Israel.

'Broad consensus against forced Palestinian state'

Netanyahu in message to US:

'We reject international dictates'

After speaking to Biden, Netanyahu responds to reports that the administration is planning to establish a Palestinian state: Israel will continue to oppose the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

'We reject international dictates'

Minister Gideon Sa'ar:

'A Palestinian state will perpetuate the conflict'

Minister Gideon Sa’ar at conference in Berlin: A Palestinian state will be a Hamas state that will destabilize the region.

'A Palestinian state will perpetuate the conflict'

400 Rabbis call to President Biden: No to a PA State

A Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan River would doom the pro-US Hashemite regime east of the river, triggering a domino scenario and endangering the residents of Israel.

400 Rabbis call to President Biden: No to a PA State

Caution! A Palestinian state is on the way

As though nothing has happened, international pressure for the establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel’s heartland continues, contrary to the position of the absolute majority of Israeli citizens. The Israeli government must provide a clear and practical response. Op-ed.

Caution! A Palestinian state is on the way

Op-ed:

Stop pursuing a Palestinian state and pursue peace

The US, UK, and EU openly talk about recognizing a Palestinian state when the war with Hamas is over, rewarding mass murder and hate and pushing peace farther into the distant future. Op-ed.

Stop pursuing a Palestinian state and pursue peace

British Foreign Secretary:

'We could recognize Palestine after Gaza ceasefire'

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hints his country could officially recognize a Palestinian state without waiting for Israel-PA negotiations.

'We could recognize Palestine after Gaza ceasefire'

State Department:

'Palestinian state is the best way to bring peace'

State Department spokesperson says the United States is “actively pursuing” the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

'Palestinian state is the best way to bring peace'

MK Rothman to US students:

'End the hope of a Palestinian state'

MK Simcha Rothman speaks to professors and students from Yale University about the conclusions that should be drawn from the Hamas attack on October 7.

'End the hope of a Palestinian state'

White House:

'Biden maintaining open mind on two-state solution'

National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby says Biden understands “the need for some flexibility" when it comes to the format of an independent Palestinian state.

'Biden maintaining open mind on two-state solution'

EU foreign ministers:

'Palestinian state the only way to achieve peace'

EU foreign ministers express concern about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s clear rejection of the idea of a two-state solution.

'Palestinian state the only way to achieve peace'

UK Defense Secretary:

'No other option than a Palestinian state'

Britain’s Defense Secretary, Grant Shapps, says Netanyahu's comments rejecting the prospect of a Palestinian state were "disappointing".

'No other option than a Palestinian state'

PA urges Biden to recognize a Palestinian state

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, responds to Netanyahu's statement that he opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state.

PA urges Biden to recognize a Palestinian state

Saudi Foreign Minister:

'Palestinian state required for normalization'

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister says the kingdom could recognize Israel if a comprehensive agreement were reached that included statehood for Palestinian Arabs.

'Palestinian state required for normalization'

China's FM calls for Palestinian state

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for establishment of a Palestinian state and a ceasefire in Gaza during meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo.

China's FM calls for Palestinian state

Ambassador Hotovely:

'A Palestinian state? Absolutely no'

Israel's ambassador to the UK says Israel will not agree to a Palestinian state: They want to have a state from the river to the sea.

'A Palestinian state? Absolutely no'

Hamas atrocities explode the two-state myth

The US may finally be prepared to let Israel defeat the Islamist terror group. But we will not allow a Palestinian state after that. Op-ed.

Hamas atrocities explode the two-state myth

UK Shadow Minister:

'Labour party to recognize Palestine as soon as we gain power'

British Shadow Middle East Minister Bambos Charalambous slams Israeli govt, says recognition of Palestine would promote two-state solution.

'Labour party to recognize Palestine as soon as we gain power'

INTO THE FRAY:

The perils of Palestine: A multi-dimensional menace to Israel

A Palestinian state will be a multi-dimensional existential threat to Israel whether one considers height, width, length, or depth. Op-ed.

The perils of Palestine: A multi-dimensional menace to Israel

Dear Jews: Stop playing defense: Ask questions!

It’s time to ask questions and demand answers of those who attack the right of Israel and the Jews to exist. Q&A. Op-ed.

Dear Jews: Stop playing defense: Ask questions!

Will Bennett establish a Palestinian state and divide Jerusalem?

The Prime Minister must take control of the steering wheel and stop his ministers from advancing their leftist agenda unopposed. Op-ed.

Will Bennett establish a Palestinian state and divide Jerusalem?

Bennett’s voters face Bennett’s diplomacy

The Bennett-Lapid government is moving toward establishing a hostile Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Op-ed.

Bennett’s voters face Bennett’s diplomacy

Netanyahu, you have won, but has a PLO-Hamas state lost?

Netanyahu, you have won, but has a PLO-Hamas state lost?

Will Trump be confronted by a 'State of Palestine' at the UN?

Will Trump be confronted by a 'State of Palestine' at the UN?

Trump team's UN reality check: 'Palestine' is not a state

Trump team's UN reality check: 'Palestine' is not a state

Palestine- failing the test of history

Palestine- failing the test of history

Exposé

Barghouti, Islamic Jihad, Hamas forge pact for 'next intifada'

'People's plan for peace' a 'non-violent' assault on Israel's diplomatic standing, intends to damage infrastructure in Judea-Samaria.

Barghouti, Islamic Jihad, Hamas forge pact for 'next intifada'

Senior PA official: Palestinian state in West Bank just a phase

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfik Tirawi would accept a state in '1967 borders' - but with end goal of destroying Israel completely.

Senior PA official: Palestinian state in West Bank just a phase

UK ex-Labour head promised to recognize 'Palestine' if elected

PA envoy claims Ed Miliband pledged to recognize 'State of Palestine' if elected PM; 'Unfortunately, David Cameron was elected.'

UK ex-Labour head promised to recognize 'Palestine' if elected

Greek parliament recognizes 'Palestine'

Palestinian Authority recognized as 'state' during Abbas visit. But will it have practical significance?

Greek parliament recognizes 'Palestine'

MK Demands 'Arabs Must Learn from History'

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal visits murder scene, notes that Israel withdrawing from Judea-Samaria will only give rise to a terror state.

MK Demands 'Arabs Must Learn from History'

Russian Arms: to Syria Today, Tomorrow to a "Demilitarized Palestine"

Russian Arms: to Syria Today, Tomorrow to a "Demilitarized Palestine"

Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to Mahmoud Abbas

Doublespeak? Vatican insists 'angel of peace' remarks 'encouraged' Abbas toward peace - but can't verify what Pope actually said.

Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to Mahmoud Abbas

Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

Foreign Ministry warns that the Vatican's step will not bring peace, may change Israel-Vatican relations.

Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

Palestinians Could Face Serious Backfire at the ICC

Despite a stacked deck, Israel is girding itself and is well-prepared for a showdown in the International Criminal Court.

Palestinians Could Face Serious Backfire at the ICC

Arab League Dismisses Netanyahu's Rejection of Palestinian State

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi claims Netanyahu's was "electioneering" when he ruled out a Palestinian state if re-elected.

Arab League Dismisses Netanyahu's Rejection of Palestinian State

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

Stockholm: Abbas Visit to 'Revive Peace Process'

FM Margot Wallstroem, Abbas to meet over PA-Israel issues; Israeli ambassador 'not happy' over Stockholm's embrace of 'Palestine.'

Stockholm: Abbas Visit to 'Revive Peace Process'

Abbas Invited to Sweden After 'Palestine' Recognition

Stockholm personally invites Abbas to discuss 'peace process' and to offer assistance.

Abbas Invited to Sweden After 'Palestine' Recognition

Israel says Swedish Foreign Minister Not Welcome

Sweden's 'utterly unfriendly' decision to recognize the 'state of Palestine' leaves Margot Wallstroem persona-non-grata in Jerusalem.

Israel says Swedish Foreign Minister Not Welcome

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

Arab League to Discuss PA Draft Resolution

Arab League officials to review 'Palestinian issues,' as follow-ups to PA's unilateral moves.

Arab League to Discuss PA Draft Resolution

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

Former US Negotiator: Stop Giving PA Free Rein

US chief negotiator Dennis Ross pens NYT op/ed calling on the EU to 'stop giving Palestinians a pass.'

Former US Negotiator: Stop Giving PA Free Rein

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction for Gaza War

In latest move to file war crimes charges against Israel, PA accepts Hague's jurisdiction for Operation Protective Edge.

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction for Gaza War

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

Hamas 'Totally Opposed' to PA Statehood Bid

Hamas spokesperson blasts Abbas for plans to refile draft resolution to UN Security Council as 'political foolishness.'

Hamas 'Totally Opposed' to PA Statehood Bid

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

Liberman: The EU is Israel's Biggest Challenge

Liberman says Oslo Accords, status quo have both collapsed, notes EU crucial for Israel's economic interests.

Liberman: The EU is Israel's Biggest Challenge