French lawmakers are set to vote on Tuesday to call on the government to recognize Palestine, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process. While most developing countries recognize Palestine as a state, most Western European countries do not, supporting the Israeli […]
Arab foreign ministers met on Saturday to agree a draft resolution setting a deadline for the creation of a Palestinian state and to agree on a date to present it to the United Nations Security Council for a vote. In October, the Palestinians informally shared a draft resolution with Arab states and some council members, […]
The Palestinian finance minister warned Sunday that the two-state solution is in jeopardy if the Palestinian Authority doesn’t get a major infusion of cash to alleviate its severe fiscal crisis. Nabeel Kassis ( pictured right) said the authority needs money to function to prepare for statehood,
Palestinian leaders have raised the prospect of revoking an historic agreement with Israel amid rising frustration over the lack of progress towards a Palestinian state and growing dissent and protest on the streets.
U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations on Wednesday that the Palestinians deserved a state of their own, but that this would only be achieved through talks with Israel. “I am convinced that there is no short cut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. Peace will not come through […]
by Ghassan Karam
That the ongoing tragedy of the Palestinian dispossession in 1948 is still in limbo speaks volumes about the depth of the injustice that the Palestinian people have been subjected to by the whole world community.
Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati is planning to visit New York City in September to attend a UN Security Council session on the Middle East, including the Palestinian bid for UN membership, a UN source was quoted as saying by An-Nahar newspaper .
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian independence if peace talks with Israel don’t restart by September, dealing a tough setback to Israel’s campaign to isolate the incoming Palestinian unity government.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Araby has urged the United States to support the declaration of an independent Palestinian state. The call comes after the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah brokered last week by Egypt.