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'Abbas's speech is a slap in the face to Europe'

'Abbas's speech is a slap in the face to Europe'

Deputy Foreign Minister to EU Ambassador: Do not provide illusions to the Palestinians that they will receive unilateral recognition.Nitsan Keidar, 16/01/2018 04:07
Abbas to ask EU to recognize 'Palestine'

Abbas to ask EU to recognize 'Palestine'

PA officials continuing efforts to unilaterally gain recognition of the state of “Palestine” with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.Elad Benari, 08/01/2018 06:08
Israel's Security Council candidacy bothers PA

Israel's Security Council candidacy bothers PA

Palestine Committee of Arab Parliament joins forces with PA to oppose Israel's candidacy for UN Security Council.Dalit Halevi, 31/12/2017 04:21
PA acceptance to Interpol a 'double-edged sword'

PA acceptance to Interpol a 'double-edged sword'

Dr. Alan Baker says PA acceptance to Interpol was nothing more than a PR achievement for the PA, says it could end up harming its leaders.Shimon Cohen, 25/10/2017 04:14
PA planning more steps against Israel at ICC

PA planning more steps against Israel at ICC

Former chief negotiator Saeb Erekat says the PA will take a number of steps at the ICC against Israeli "crimes".Dalit Halevi, 28/12/2016 06:08
Security Council to vote on 'anti-settlement' resolution

Security Council to vote on 'anti-settlement' resolution

UN Security Council will vote on Thursday afternoon on Resolution 2334 calling on Israel to "cease all settlement activities".Elad Benari, 22/12/2016 03:09
PA submits 'anti-settlement' resolution to UN Security Council

PA submits 'anti-settlement' resolution to UN Security Council

Latest unilateral PA resolution calls for an immediate and full halt to the “settlement building in the occupied territories.”Dalit Halevi, 16/12/2016 01:10
PA trying to convince Obama not to veto UN resolution

PA trying to convince Obama not to veto UN resolution

PA sending a delegation to Washington in hopes of avoiding American veto of a UN Security Council resolution that criticizes "settlements".Elad Benari, 11/12/2016 06:30
PLO calls for boycott of 'settlements'

PLO calls for boycott of 'settlements'

PLO Executive Committee calls for a boycott of "settlements" and unilateral UN moves against Israel.Dalit Halevi, 27/11/2016 04:49
Bolton to Obama: Don't act against Israel at the UN

Bolton to Obama: Don't act against Israel at the UN

Former Ambassador to the UN warns Obama not to take any actions before leaving office that could hurt Israel at the UN.Elad Benari, 21/11/2016 04:42
PA to protest delay in Interpol application

PA to protest delay in Interpol application

PA government will protest against a delay in its application to join Interpol at the body's annual conference next week.Elad Benari, Canada, 04/11/2016 20:51
PA warned not to initiate anti-Israel resolutions

PA warned not to initiate anti-Israel resolutions

Both Egypt and the U.S. have warned the PA not to advance any moves at the UN Security Council until after the presidential election.Elad Benari, 21/10/2016 06:13
UN Security Council to discuss 'settlements'

UN Security Council to discuss 'settlements'

UN Security Council to hold special meeting on Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. It will not include a vote.Ben Ariel, 07/10/2016 06:30
PA mulling new lawsuits against Israel at ICC

PA mulling new lawsuits against Israel at ICC

PA official says they are considering filing more complaints against Israel at International Criminal Court.Dalit Halevi, 03/08/2016 04:38
PA considering another anti-Israel resolution

PA considering another anti-Israel resolution

Senior PA officials say PA may again go after Israel at the Security Council due to concern Washington will foil the French initiative.Ben Ariel, 06/07/2016 05:16
PA discusses maritime borders for future state

PA discusses maritime borders for future state

In another unilateral move, PA UN envoy says talks have begun with Egypt on setting out the maritime borders of a future state.Ben Ariel, Canada, 18/06/2016 00:06
PA claims: Israel is polluting our territory

PA claims: Israel is polluting our territory

PA complains to UN institution, claims Israel dumped hazardous waste in its territory.Dalit Halevi, 09/06/2016 05:14
Washington 'keeps options open' on PA resolution

Washington 'keeps options open' on PA resolution

State Department spokesman won't say whether the United States will support anti-Israeli resolution, but also rules nothing out.Elad Benari, 15/04/2016 00:12
PA hopes Obama won't veto UN resolution

PA hopes Obama won't veto UN resolution

PA is hoping that Obama will break with tradition and back its UN resolution condemning Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 11/04/2016 06:16
PA confirms resolution against 'settlements'

PA confirms resolution against 'settlements'

PA Ambassador to the UN confirms Palestinians are discussing UN resolution to confront Israel over its construction in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, Canada, 08/04/2016 23:34
Danon: PA must understand there are no shortcuts

Danon: PA must understand there are no shortcuts

Israel’s UN envoy criticizes reports that the PA is planning a resolution condemning Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 08/04/2016 03:42
PA pushing UN resolution condemning 'settlements'

PA pushing UN resolution condemning 'settlements'

Netanyahu says PA chairman is pushing peace talks further away with latest unilateral move at the UN.Elad Benari, 08/04/2016 01:16
PA announces new UN campaign to renew peace talks

PA announces new UN campaign to renew peace talks

PA’s UN envoy says PA may try to pass resolution condemning "settlements" as part of a campaign to force peace talks on Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/01/2016 23:02
PA threatens to force Israeli withdrawal

PA threatens to force Israeli withdrawal

PA blasts Israel for its “settlement attack”, calls on the international community to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 26/01/2016 05:14
PA trying to have 'settlements' declared illegal

PA trying to have 'settlements' declared illegal

PA continues diplomatic offensive against Israel, trying to advance a resolution condemning communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 21/01/2016 06:15
Abbas asks to set deadline for 'end of occupation'

Abbas asks to set deadline for 'end of occupation'

PA chairman renews calls on the UN force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria. A resolution in this vein failed to pass last year.Dalit Halevi, 26/11/2015 06:14
Bennett: No handing over land to Arabs

Bennett: No handing over land to Arabs

Jewish Home head responds sharply to Netanyahu's statement about possible unilateral move in Judea, Samaria.Shimon Cohen, 11/11/2015 11:09
Bennett versus Bibi: 'Enemy shouldn't get a prize'

Bennett versus Bibi: 'Enemy shouldn't get a prize'

Jewish Home head counters Netanyahu's statement about possible unilateral Israeli move in Judea and Samaria.Gil Ronen, 11/11/2015 09:47
Netanyahu Blasts PA 'Provocation' After FIFA Move

Netanyahu Blasts PA 'Provocation' After FIFA Move

Netanyahu welcomes PA's dropping of anti-Israel bid at FIFA, calls the move a "Palestinian provocation".Elad Benari, Canada, 29/05/2015 22:20
Erekat Vows to Intensify Efforts Against Israel

Erekat Vows to Intensify Efforts Against Israel

PA chief negotiator says the results of the elections means PA will continue to pursue Israel at ICC.Elad Benari, 18/03/2015 04:45
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
Obama to Netanyahu: PA Isn't a State

Obama to Netanyahu: PA Isn't a State

President Obama speaks with PM Netanyahu, reaffirms that the United States opposes PA bid to join the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 13/01/2015 03:12
UN Says 'Palestine' Will Join ICC on April 1

UN Says 'Palestine' Will Join ICC on April 1

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Palestinian Authority will join the International Criminal Court on April 1.Ben Ariel, 07/01/2015 06:12
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
Washington Reviewing Financial Aid to PA

Washington Reviewing Financial Aid to PA

The United States reviewing its annual $440-million aid package to the PA because of its effort to join the ICC, says State Department.Elad Benari, 06/01/2015 06:16
Erekat Threatens: We'll Dismantle the PA

Erekat Threatens: We'll Dismantle the PA

PA chief negotiator says the PA will not agree to the status quo, threatens the PA will dismantle itself and “hand the keys” back to Israel.Elad Benari, 05/01/2015 06:14
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
PA to Submit Request to Join Interpol

PA to Submit Request to Join Interpol

Official says the PA has enough votes to be accepted as a full member of the International Criminal Police Organization.Ben Ariel, 04/01/2015 05:00
Herzog, Livni: Turning to ICC Won't Achieve Goals

Herzog, Livni: Turning to ICC Won't Achieve Goals

MKs Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni criticize the PA's decision to turn to the ICC, say Israel will protect its soldiers.Elad Benari, 01/01/2015 03:45
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
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
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
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
Barghouti Criticizes PA's UN Resolution

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".Ben Ariel, 23/12/2014 03:13
Vote on PA Resolution Likely to be Postponed

Vote on PA 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.Ben Ariel, 22/12/2014 06:14
Abbas: Withdrawal First, 'Right of Return' Later

Abbas: 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.Dalit Halevi, 19/12/2014 06:13
PA Resolution Demands Withdrawal by 2017

PA Resolution Demands 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.Ben Ariel, 18/12/2014 06:12
PA Submits Anti-Israel UN Resolution

PA Submits Anti-Israel UN Resolution

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, 18/12/2014 02:16
Danon: The PA is 'Playing with Fire'

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.Elad Benari, 15/12/2014 06:14
PA to Submit UN Resolution on Wednesday

PA to Submit 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, 14/12/2014 23:45
Report: Kerry Threatens Abbas with Sanctions

Report: Kerry Threatens Abbas with Sanctions

Sources tell London-based newspaper that Kerry has threatened PA with financial and political sanctions.Elad Benari, 18/11/2014 00:16
PA Threatens to Sue Individual Israelis

PA Threatens to Sue Individual Israelis

PA official threatens to sue Israelis who "committed crimes against Palestinians" if resolution to "end the occupation" fails to pass.Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 12/11/2014 04:12
Abbas Moving Ahead with UN Resolution

Abbas Moving Ahead with UN Resolution

PA Chairman announces resolution calling on Israel to "end the occupation" will be submitted this month.Ben Ariel, 09/11/2014 05:05
Erekat: If UN Bid Fails, We'll Join Statutes

Erekat: If UN Bid Fails, We'll Join Statutes

PA chief negotiator threatens to apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.Elad Benari, 22/10/2014 06:15