Palestinian statehood bid

MKs Fire Back at Livni's 'Leftist Subversion' in Kerry Appeal

Naftali Bennett: Livni has reached 'rock-bottom' after she allegedly asked US to veto PA UN bid for the sake of the Left in elections.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2014, 8:33 PM

Egypt Pledges Support for PA UN Resolution

Egyptian Foreign Minister pledges 'full backing' for draft resolution calling for Israel to withdraw to 1949 Armistice lines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2014, 7:41 PM

Report: Kerry Stalled PA UN Bid to Stop Right Winning Elections

Diplomats: Kerry finalized US veto to PA statehood text only after Livni, Peres begged him that it would influence the elections rightward.Tova Dvorin, 12/20/2014, 6:56 PM

Liberman Refuses to Meet with Swedish Counterpart

In a political move responding to anti-Israel policy across Europe, FM Liberman has refused to meet with Swedish FM on her visit to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 12/18/2014, 9:10 AM

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.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2014, 2:16 AM

Liberman: EU Pressure on Israel Undermines Peace

FM slams EU's unilateral moves to remove Hamas from terror blacklist, recognize 'Palestine.' Liberman: they should pressure the PA.Tova Dvorin and Yoni Kempinski, 12/17/2014, 5:45 PM

Luxembourg Recognizes Palestinian State

Vote passes hours after EU parliament recognizes PA as 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 4:15 PM

European Parliament Votes to Recognize 'Palestine'

EU parliament votes to recognize Palestinian state 'in principle', just hours after removing Hamas from terrorism blacklist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 2:14 PM

EU Lawmakers Soften Motion on Recognition of 'Palestine'

EU lawmakers stop short of proposing a motion urging recognition of “Palestine”, settle on calling for resumption of peace talks.Ben Ariel, 12/17/2014, 6:14 AM

Jordan Has No Plans to Push for Quick UN Vote

Despite PA claims, Jordan's UN ambassador states that Jordan has no plans to push for a quick vote on Palestinian statehood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2014, 7:17 PM

Livni: Vetoing PA Resolution Won't Stop Terror Attacks

Commenting on Netanyahu's meeting with Kerry, Livni stressed a US veto of PA's resolution won't stop anticipated terror wave.Cynthia Blank, 12/15/2014, 6:49 PM

On Tarmac, Netanyahu Vows: We Won't Accept Dictates

As he prepared to fly to Rome, Prime Minister says Israel will resist attempts to dictate unilateral steps with time limits attached at UN.Gil Ronen, 12/15/2014, 10:19 AM

PM Flies to Rome to Press Kerry on UN Veto

The Obama administration continues to toy with Israel ahead of a vote on a Palestinian UNSC resolution.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Gil Ronen, 12/15/2014, 8:49 AM

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.Ben Ariel, 12/14/2014, 11:45 PM

Kerry in Rome for Talks on Palestinian Statehood Bid

Showdown at the United Nations looms amid a European-led drive to push moves towards Palestinian statehood.Arutz Sheva, 12/14/2014, 9:34 PM

Kerry Heads to Rome to Talk 'Palestinian State'

US Secretary of State to meet with Netanyahu, Russian FM over 'window of opportunity' to solve regional conflicts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2014, 7:45 AM

Kerry Trying to Prevent Israeli-Palestinian 'Showdown' at UN

US Secretary of State to meet with Netanyahu in Rome as PA wants UNSC resolution on statehood by end of year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2014, 5:48 PM

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.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/12/2014, 9:56 PM

French Senate Votes to Recognize 'Palestine'

Follows vote in lower house of parliament which also urged gov't to recognize 'Palestinian state'; fourth European parliament to do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2014, 1:40 PM

PA Wants UN Resolution on Israeli Withdrawal by End of the Month

Saeb Erakat says Palestinian Authority pushing on with diplomatic offensive at the UN, hopes for UNSC resolution by Christmas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2014, 10:31 PM

CRIF to French Jews: Don't Protest Parliament Vote

CRIF, umbrella organization of French Jewry, has called on Jews to refrain from protesting Parliament vote to recognize Palestinian state.Cynthia Blank, 12/1/2014, 9:48 PM

Abbas Presents 'Plan of Attack' for Palestinian State

Details of Abbas's speech to the Arab League reveal full-fledged scheme to bypass Oslo Accords and declare Palestinian state.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 11:54 AM

French Jewish MP: Recognizing 'Palestine' Legitimizes Terror

MP Meir Habib urges Paris to reconsider vote, noting that it violates the Oslo Accords, legitimizes PLO and Hamas as political powers.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2014, 8:40 PM

France Readies to Vote on 'Palestine' Recognition

Non-binding resolution to follow similar moves by EU member states Sweden, Spain; French MPs say it will help 'resolve the conflict.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2014, 8:02 AM

EU Urges Peace Talks to Resume Ahead of Statehood Vote

EU foreign affairs chief says stalled talks demand a 'sense of urgency,' as the bloc readies to vote on recognizing 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2014, 7:25 PM

UN Chief: Israel, Palestinians 'Standing at the Precipice'

Ban Ki-moon calls on Israel, PA to return to negotiations 'before it's too late'; Europeans not bothering to wait to declare 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2014, 9:11 PM

Arab League to Hold 'Extraordinary Meeting' on Israel Tensions

Arab League to discuss violence in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority bid for membership in UN agencies, in the presence of PA's Abbas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2014, 5:01 PM

Israel Fears EU Parliament Will Recognize 'Palestine'

EU Parliament to vote Thursday to recognize Palestinian state. Israeli ambassador warns if yes, Israel will view EU vote as anti-Israeli.Cynthia Blank, 11/23/2014, 12:27 PM

Fatah: We Will Turn to UN by November 29

Despite pressure from the US, Fatah officials claim they will approach the UN about recognition of a Palestinian state by end of this week.Cynthia Blank, 11/23/2014, 8:39 AM

ADL Denounces Spanish Parliament Vote as 'Insulting'

ADL condemns Spanish parliament vote to urging government to recognize state of Palestine. Calls vote 'an insult' on 'day of mourning.'Cynthia Blank, 11/20/2014, 1:17 PM

Israel Denounces Spanish Parliament Recognition of 'Palestine'

Foreign ministry says provocative move - which came just hours after synagogue attack - makes peace less, not more likely.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2014, 2:32 PM

Spain to Vote on 'Palestinian State' Tuesday

Parliamentary sources to lobby for 'State of Palestine' following Swedish declaration, sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2014, 2:33 PM

Sweden Says No Plans to Open Ramallah Embassy

Despite recognizing 'state of Palestine,' Swedish foreign minister says her country will continue to liaise with PA via Jerusalem consulate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2014, 5:20 PM

Sweden Officially Recognizes 'State of Palestine'

Stockholm insists Hamas-PA gov't 'fulfills criteria for international law' in declaration - despite Hamas blacklist as a terror group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2014, 10:25 AM

At Knesset Opening Session, Netanyahu Draws Israel's Red Lines

PM vows that Israel will not yield on 3 issues: Jerusalem, Temple Mount, and a Palestinian state without 'mutual recognition.'Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 5:45 PM

Steinitz: British Vote for 'Palestine' Encourages Terrorism

Steinitz blasts UK for voting for 'Palestine,' saying vote marks apathy toward Israeli lives - and warns that an Iran deal is a 'mistake.'Tova Dvorin, 10/25/2014, 7:54 PM

UN Head Says Israel, Palestinians Must End 'Unilateral Actions'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says 'tough compromises' need to be made, insists 'two-state solution' the only way forward.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2014, 9:06 PM

PA to Submit UN Resolution on Israeli Withdrawal by End of Month

PLO secretary general Yasser Abed Rabbo says PA will push ahead with unilateral moves despite US threats to cut aid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2014, 7:16 PM

French MP: Palestinian Recognition a Slippery Slope

French MP Meir Habib blasts 'weakness' of EU against Islamism, warns unilateral recognition of 'Palestine' gives victory to Islamism.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 10/15/2014, 5:33 PM

Golders Green MP Resigns Gov't Role Over UK 'Palestine' Vote

MP Mike Freer says he has no regrets over quitting, warns resolution harms 'two-state solution' on the grand scale.Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 2:18 PM

British MPs 'Afraid of Conflict' Abstained from UK Vote

Did fear of confrontation lead to the UK recognition of 'Palestine'? One source says yes - and fears for London's future.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 12:02 PM

FM: Israel-Palestinian Issue a Conduit for Western Frustration

Liberman fires at international community for trying to solve their problems via a 'magic solution' to the Middle East.Tova Dvorin, Hezki Baruch, 10/8/2014, 12:17 PM

Swedish Recognition of 'Palestine' - A Sign of Things to Come?

European policy expert says Swedish recognition of 'Palestinian statehood' offers a glimpse into the PA's 'political war' against Israel.Ari Soffer, 10/7/2014, 7:28 PM

Sweden Recognizes 'Palestine' as a State

Left-wing Social Democrat party announces its recognition of a 'Palestinian state' on Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/4/2014, 8:00 PM

Running Away From Statehood - Again

Since before 1948, the Palestinian leadership has continually rejected any possibility of attaining statehood, in favor of a commitment to violence and promoting their self-inflicted plight for their own financial benefits.Prof. Efraim Karsh, 4/29/2014, 10:02 AM

Minister Calls to End Talks Until UN Bids Pulled

Housing Minister Uri Ariel declares talks should end until the move retracted, slams Livni for blaming others over failure.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 4/6/2014, 12:24 PM

Netanyahu: Israel Will Respond to PA with 'Unilateral Moves'

Prime Minister warns PA that their torpedoing talks will not go unanswered.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2014, 12:03 PM

Minister Claims PA 'Uninterested' in Palestinian State

Uri Orbach calls out Ramallah for playing the victim in talks, calls Israel 'an island of realism in an ocean of obsessives.'Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2014, 11:24 AM

Abbas Refused to Withdraw PA Applications to UN

Senior PA official claims Kerry asked the PA Chairman to withdraw the bid, prevent 'a provocation against Israel.' Abbas refused.Tova Dvorin, 4/4/2014, 1:52 PM

Arab League Calls Urgent Meeting Over Failing Israel-PA Talks

Mahmoud Abbas reportedly requests meeting to 'examine developments' in talks, bid for statehood.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2014, 4:19 PM

ZOA Head Klein: Talk with PA will Fail

Morton A. Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America, says Jewish groups are wrong to say 'settlements' are the problem.Gil Ronen & Eliran Aharon, New York, 6/9/2013, 10:01 PM

New and Improved: Katyusha Rocket Threat Graphic

Popular visual simulation showing PA state menace features topographic overlay, water info; now for all browsers.Gil Ronen, 1/26/2013, 7:03 PM

Netanyahu Stands behind "Palestinian State" Vision

Channel 2 says Prime Minister affirmed he still believes in the solution he outlined in Bar Ilan speech.Gil Ronen, 1/1/2013, 9:21 AM

Arab League Pins Hopes on Obama's Second Term

Arab League asks U.S. to be "proactive on peace."Gil Ronen, 12/29/2012, 9:43 PM