French parliament to call for recognition of Palestinian state

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 FMs set to call for U.N. Security Council vote on Palestinian state

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, […]

Two-State Solution in Jeopardy, Palestinians Say

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,

Obama tells U.N. only talks will create Palestinian state

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 […]