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

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

“The State of Palestine” does not meet the criteria for statehood required under the 1933 Montevideo Convention, so what is this farce? David Singer, 31/01/2019 01:23
Trump team's UN reality check: 'Palestine' is not a state

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

Trump's security advisor injects some reality into the conflict, but, as usual, it falls on deaf PLO ears. David Singer, 16/10/2018 12:58
Palestine- failing the test of history

Palestine- failing the test of history

After a quarter–century, all the Palestinians have managed to establish is a corrupt kleptocracy under Fatah and a tyrannical theocracy under Hamas.Dr. Martin Sherman, 06/06/2018 19:40
Barghouti, Islamic Jihad, Hamas plan 'intifada'

Barghouti, Islamic Jihad, Hamas plan 'intifada'

'People's plan for peace' a 'non-violent' assault on Israel's diplomatic standing, intends to damage infrastructure in Judea-Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 11/04/2016 12:39
'Palestinian state in '67 borders just a phase'

'Palestinian state in '67 borders just a phase'

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfik Tirawi would accept a state in '1967 borders' - but with end goal of destroying Israel completely.Ari Soffer, 21/01/2016 14:19
Miliband vowed to recognize 'Palestine' if elected

Miliband vowed to recognize 'Palestine' if elected

PA envoy claims Ed Miliband pledged to recognize 'State of Palestine' if elected PM; 'Unfortunately, David Cameron was elected.'Ari Soffer, 05/01/2016 17:50
Greek parliament recognizes 'Palestine'

Greek parliament recognizes 'Palestine'

Palestinian Authority recognized as 'state' during Abbas visit. But will it have practical significance?Tova Dvorin, 22/12/2015 12:04
MK Demands 'Arabs Must Learn from History'

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.Uzi Baruch, 02/10/2015 14:46
Russian Arms: to Syria Today, Tomorrow to a "Demilitarized Palestine"

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

This article's doomsday scenario is only a few hours away from the creation of a Palestinian State. Mark Langfan, 27/09/2015 06:40
Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to Abbas

Vatican Defends 'Angel of Peace' Remark to Abbas

Doublespeak? Vatican insists 'angel of peace' remarks 'encouraged' Abbas toward peace - but can't verify what Pope actually said.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2015 16:18
Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

Vatican Preparing to Recognize PA as 'Palestine'

Foreign Ministry warns that the Vatican's step will not bring peace, may change Israel-Vatican relations.Nitzan Keidar, 13/05/2015 19:27
Palestinians Could Face Serious Backfire at ICC

Palestinians Could Face Serious Backfire at ICC

Despite a stacked deck, Israel is girding itself and is well-prepared for a showdown in the International Criminal Court.Gedalyah Reback, 24/03/2015 22:46
Arab League: Netanyahu was 'Electioneering'

Arab League: Netanyahu was 'Electioneering'

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi claims Netanyahu's was "electioneering" when he ruled out a Palestinian state if re-elected.Elad Benari, 19/03/2015 06:42
Arabs to Propose Resolution to 'End Occupation'

Arabs to Propose Resolution to 'End Occupation'

Arab League to propose new resolution calling for end to “Israel's occupation” and plans to later bring it before the UN.Elad Benari, 09/03/2015 05:13
Italy 'Supports the Goal' of a Palestinian State

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/02/2015 21:06
Stockholm: Abbas Visit to 'Revive Peace Process'

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2015 19:51
PA Invited to Sweden After 'Palestine' Recognition

PA Invited to Sweden After 'Palestine' Recognition

Stockholm personally invites Abbas to discuss 'peace process' and to offer assistance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/01/2015 13:54
Israel says Swedish FM Not Welcome

Israel says Swedish FM Not Welcome

Sweden's 'utterly unfriendly' decision to recognize the 'state of Palestine' leaves Margot Wallstroem persona-non-grata in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva, 15/01/2015 17:40
Abbas: We'll Go to the UN Again Very Soon

Abbas: 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.Elad Benari, 13/01/2015 06:14
Arab League to Discuss PA Draft Resolution

Arab League to Discuss PA Draft Resolution

Arab League officials to review 'Palestinian issues,' as follow-ups to PA's unilateral moves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2015 16:23
France Warns PA: Don't Escalate the Crisis

France Warns PA: Don't Escalate the Crisis

France warns the PA against resubmitting its unilateral resolution to the UN.Elad Benari, 07/01/2015 04:16
Former US Negotiator: Stop Giving PA Free Rein

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.'Tova Dvorin, 06/01/2015 11:30
PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction

PA Formally Recognizes ICC Jurisdiction

In latest move to file war crimes charges against Israel, PA accepts Hague's jurisdiction for Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2015 08:06
US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues

State Department says retaliatory freeze for ICC bid 'raises tensions.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/01/2015 21:08
Hamas 'Totally Opposed' to PA Statehood Bid

Hamas 'Totally Opposed' to PA Statehood Bid

Hamas spokesperson blasts Abbas for plans to refile draft resolution to UN Security Council as 'political foolishness.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/01/2015 17:44
Abbas Plans to Resubmit Statehood Bid to UN

Abbas Plans to Resubmit Statehood Bid to UN

PA Chairman hoping new pro-PA Security Council members will pass resolution demanding an end to "the occupation".Elad Benari, 05/01/2015 03:14
Liberman: The EU is Israel's Biggest Challenge

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.Yedidya Ben-Or, 04/01/2015 10:19
Canada Condemns 'Dangerous' PA ICC Bid

Canada Condemns 'Dangerous' PA ICC Bid

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird slams ICC bid as 'provocative,' urges return to bilateral negotiations.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 03/01/2015 20:53
Israel May File War Crimes Suits Against PA

Israel May File War Crimes Suits Against PA

Government source tells international media that counter-moves to the PA's litany of legislation against Israel are on the table.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/01/2015 18:03
PA Blasts Nigeria for Abstaining at 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".Ben Ariel, 01/01/2015 04:45
Report: Hamas Praises PA ICC Bid

Report: Hamas Praises PA ICC Bid

Hamas allegedly calls Abbas's request to the ICC 'a step in the right direction' - despite its opposition to the UN draft resolution.Tova Dvorin, 31/12/2014 22:49
'Abbas Only Able to Go to ICC as a Defendant'

'Abbas Only Able to Go to ICC as a Defendant'

MKs and Ministers spit fire over PA ICC bid, condemn Abbas as defender of murderers.Cynthia Blank and Tova Dvorin, 31/12/2014 21:45
US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC Request

US 'Strongly Opposes' PA ICC Request

Washington calls Abbas's unilateral move 'counterproductive,' says it 'does nothing' for the Palestinian people.Tova Dvorin, 31/12/2014 21:28
Liberman: 'Abbas Doesn't Threaten Us'

Liberman: 'Abbas Doesn't Threaten Us'

'Even a deaf, blind, dumb judge knows' that the PA is 'the only one who commits war crimes here,' Liberman says.Tova Dvorin, 31/12/2014 20:27
Netanyahu: The PA, Not Israel, Should Fear the ICC

Netanyahu: The PA, Not Israel, Should Fear the ICC

Netanyahu responds to Abbas's ICC move by noting the PA's pact with Hamas, vulnerability to prosecution for war crimes.Tova Dvorin, 31/12/2014 19:56
Mahmoud Abbas Files Request to Join ICC

Mahmoud Abbas Files Request to Join ICC

Despite risks of being charged for war crimes itself, PA tries another desperate move against Israel after UN bid fails.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2014 19:37
Israel Summons French Ambassador Over PA UN Vote

Israel Summons French Ambassador Over PA UN Vote

Foreign ministry summons Amb. Patrick Maissonnave over Paris's supporting vote for the PA draft resolution for 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2014 19:36
Israeli Businessman Behind PA UN Bid Rejection

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.Hezki Baruch, 31/12/2014 16:28
Report: PA to Join International Criminal Court

Report: PA to Join International Criminal Court

Following failed UN statehood bid, Palestinian Authority head Abbas to apply for ICC membership later today, sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2014 11:29
Power: PA's Resolution was Not Constructive

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.Ben Ariel, 31/12/2014 06:13
'You Can't Achieve Statehood with Provocations'

'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.Elad Benari, 31/12/2014 02:16
PA's Resolution Defeated at Security Council

PA's Resolution Defeated at Security Council

PA's unilateral resolution calling on Israel to "end the occupation" fails to receive the nine required votes to pass.Elad Benari, 31/12/2014 00:32
PA: We Have Majority for UN Statehood Resolution

PA: We Have Majority for UN Statehood Resolution

Reports France, Luxembourg have decided to support PA bid at UNSC; move could force US to use its veto.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2014 22:32
Canadian FM: PA Trying to Circumvent Negotiations

Canadian FM: PA Trying to Circumvent Negotiations

Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird calls on UN Security Council to reject PA resolution calling for imposed Israeli withdrawal.Ari Soffer, 30/12/2014 21:34
UN Security Council to Vote on PA Bid Tonight

UN Security Council to Vote on PA Bid Tonight

Jordan says UN to vote on unilateral demand for recognition and Israeli withdrawals, after PA FM said submission would wait till next year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2014 20:22
Hamas Slams PA Bid as 'Surrender' to Israel

Hamas Slams PA Bid as 'Surrender' to Israel

Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri accuses PA of making decisions for the 'Palestinian cause' without the people's consent.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 30/12/2014 15:00
State Department: PA Resolution Not Constructive

State Department: PA Resolution Not Constructive

State Department spokesman says PA's unilateral resolution does not advance peace or addresses Israel's security needs.Ben Ariel, 30/12/2014 04:13
PA Toughens Language in UN Resolution

PA Toughens Language in 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.Elad Benari, 30/12/2014 00:13
PA, Arab Council Weigh Deadline for UN Resolution

PA, Arab Council Weigh Deadline for UN Resolution

Reports differing on when the draft will be presented to the UN, as Jordan vows to push ahead - despite PA hesitancy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2014 20:29
PM: States Must Oppose PA's 'Diktats' at the UN

PM: States Must 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.Tova Dvorin, 29/12/2014 18:08
Frmr. ISA Head Returning to Politics on Likud List

Frmr. ISA Head Returning to Politics on Likud List

Avi Dichter returns to Likud after brief hiatus, says he supports peace deal - but also that Israel should defang Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 29/12/2014 15:51
Hamas: PA's Draft Resolution is 'Disastrous'

Hamas: PA's Draft Resolution is 'Disastrous'

Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar condemns resolution setting a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 28/12/2014 06:29
Erekat: Vote in UN Later Today or Monday

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/12/2014 22:06
Russia Expresses Support for PA's UN Resolution

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.Elad Benari, 26/12/2014 06:15
B'nai B'rith Urges Kerry to Oppose PA Resolution

B'nai B'rith Urges Kerry to Oppose PA Resolution

In a letter to the US Secretary of State, B'nei B'rith calls PA resolution an 'unacceptable circumvention of negotiations with Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/12/2014 14:07
Hamas Opposes 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."Ben Ariel, 25/12/2014 04:46
PA Threat to Cut Israel Ties Would be 'A Blessing'

PA Threat to Cut Israel Ties Would be 'A Blessing'

Analyst says Israelis and Palestinians alike would benefit if PA leader goes through with threat to disband.Hillel Fendel, 24/12/2014 13:48