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Defying Accord with Israel, PLO to Make UN Move

PLO votes to join international bodies, sign conventions, despite agreeing not to in exchange for 104 killers.

Defying Accord with Israel, PLO Decides to Make UN Move

Report: PA Votes in UN For First Time

AFP reports that PA has voted in UN for the first time; PA claims this is 'first step' to full UN recognition.

Report: Palestinian Authority Votes in UN For First Time

Arab League Pins Hopes on Obama's Second Term

Arab League asks U.S. to be "proactive on peace."

Arab League Pins Hopes on Obama's Second Term

Jordan's Abdullah Visits Ramallah

Jordanians praise PA's UN upgrade, say the next phase must lead to negotiations on final status issues

Jordan's Abdullah Visits Ramallah

Israel Withholds One Month's Tax Revenues from PA

Finance Minister says taxes and tariffs collected this month will not be transferred, due to PA's UN bid.

Israel Withholds One Month's Tax Revenues from PA

Mesika: PA Killed Oslo, Time for Annexation

Samaria regional head urges Netanyahu to declare Israeli sovereignty over settlement blocs Israel plans to keep. ‘Oslo is dead.’

Mesika: PA Killed Oslo, Time for Annexation

UNESCO Convenes, PA to Become De Facto Country?

UNESCO opens a regular session Sunday to consider 31 new sites for its World Heritage List – including the Church of the Nativity.

UNESCO Convenes, PA to Gain Recognition as Country?

PA to UNESCO: Church of Nativity in 'Palestine'

The Palestinian Authority is making a bid to list the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as located in the “country of Palestine.”

PA to UNESCO: Bethlehem's Church of Nativity in 'Palestine'

Hamas Bans Fatah Anniversary Fete in Gaza

Gaza's Hamas terrorist rulers may have agreed to unity with Fatah, but it has banned anniversary celebrations of its rival's founding.

Hamas Bans Fatah Anniversary Fete in Gaza

Albania's PM: Iran, Ahmadinejad 'The New Nazis'

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha names Iran and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "the new Nazis."

Albania's PM: Iran, Ahmadinejad 'The New Nazis'

US Cuts Off UNESCO Funding

The US promptly made good on its threat to cut off funds to UNESCO following its vote Monday to accept the PA as a full member.

US Cuts Off UNESCO Funding

Israel: UNESCO Acceptance of PA Harms Peace

Israel says the decision of UNESCO to accept the PA as a member further harms the chances for peace in the region.

Israel: UNESCO Acceptance of PA Harms Chance for Peace

Has Gaza Become A Separate Nation?

Hamas may have pre-empted the PA statehood bid with one of its own, creating facts on the ground in Gaza. A visa is now required to enter.

Gaza Becomes A Separate Nation: Visa Required to Enter

PA Aims for Full Membership in UNESCO

The Palestinian Authority plans to request full membership in the UNESCO organization as part of its statehood bid.

PA Aims for Full Membership in UNESCO

Fatah Man: Shhh! 1949 Lines would Doom Israel

Senior Fatah man calls Obama, Netanyahu "dirtbags," explains how Israel would "come to an end" if exits Judea and Samaria.

Fatah Official: Shhh! 1949 Lines would be Israel's Doom

Israel Formally Accepts Quartet Plan for PA Talks

The State of Israel has formally accepted a plan by the Quartet to restart final status negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

Israel Formally Accepts Quartet Plan to Restart Talks with PA

Abbas Launches 'Palestinian Spring'

Cheered by thousands, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced the start of “Palestinian Spring” in Ramallah Sunday upon his return from the UN.

Abbas Launches 'Palestinian Spring' in Ramallah

PLO's UN Logo Shows Truth: Wipe Israel Off Map!

The Palestine Liberation Organization's mission to the United Nations has wiped Israel off the map altogether on its logo.

PLO's UN Logo Reveals the Truth: Wipe Israel Off the Map!

Kahane's Grandson Banned from Judea, Samaria

The grandson of Rabbi Meir Kahane has been banned from entering Judea and Samaria for the next three months.

Rabbi Kahane's Grandson Banned from Judea, Samaria

PLO Confirms Statehood Bid to Go Ahead

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas "will apply for membership of a Palestinian state in the UN Security Council as scheduled on Friday."

PLO Confirms: Abbas to Apply for PA Statehood on Friday

PA Arab Riots in Beit Ummar

Palestinian Authority Arabs continued their "celebrations" of the statehood bid with riots Thursday in the Judea village of Beit Ummar.

PA Arab Riots in Beit Ummar as UN Statehood Bid Approaches

US Consul: Avoid Jerusalem's Old City

The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem has ordered staff to avoid visiting the Old City this Friday due to worries about Arab violence.

US Consul General Prohibits Staff from Jerusalem's Old City

Obama Confirms: US to Veto PA Statehood Bid

US President Barack Obama confirmed to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a private meeting that yes, the US will veto its statehood bid.

Obama Confirms: US Will Veto PA Statehood Bid

PA Arab Riots Begin to Escalate

Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted and hurled rocks at IDF soldiers stationed in an area south of Hevron.

PA Arab Riots Begin to Escalate in Judea, Samaria

'No Conditions, No Taboos - Let's Just Talk'

Israel does not oppose PA statehood -- but it must be reached through direct talks. "So let's just sit down and talk," says Yigal Palmor.

Attn PA: No Conditions, No Taboos; Let's Just Sit Down and Talkplayer

Akunis Files Complaint Over Tibi Trip Promoting PA

Likud MK Ofir Akunis formally called for an immediate probe into a trip to NY by MK Ahmed Tibi reportedly to support the PA statehood bid.

Akunis: Investigate Arab MK Over NY Trip On Behalf of PA

Frantic Quartet Efforts to Fend Off PA's UN Bid

The US and the EU moved up their final efforts to fend off a bid by the PA to gain statehood through the UN rather than talks with Israel.

Frantic Quartet Efforts to Fend Off PA Statehood Bid

Bill Clinton: 'Move Forward' Past PA Statehood Bid

Former US President Bill Clinton told American viewers on national television Sunday PA statehood bid is simply an “act of frustration.”

Bill Clinton: 'Move Forward' Past PA Statehood Bid

PA Will Ask Security Council for Statehood on 9/23

The Palestinian Authority says it will apply to the U.N. Security Council on Friday, Sept. 23, for statehood recognition and UN membership.

PA to Ask UN Security Council for Statehood on Sept 23

PA, PLO Disagree on Welcoming All Faiths

The Palestinian Authority and the PLO are not on the same page regarding whether their hoped-for state will welcome "people of all faiths."

PA, PLO Disagree on Welcoming All Faiths

IDF Prepares to Call Up Reserves

The IDF prepares for the possibility of PA Arab riots, and will call up reserves probably Sunday, September 18.

IDF Prepares to Call Up Reserves