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General Assembly Votes For Palestinian Right To Self Determination

Friday December 21, 2012 04:54 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies With an overwhelming majority, the United Nations General Assembly voted for the “Palestinian Right To Self Determination”; the vote passed by 179 votes while only seven countries, including Israel and the United States, voted against, and three countries abstained. File – muftah.org Palestinian […]

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FULL TEXT OF DRAFT RESOLUTION PALESTINE PLANS SO SUBMIT TO UNGA

Mitchell Plitnick Blog | Nov 10, 2012 Pasted below is the full text, as it currently stands, of the resolution the Palestinian Authority is planning to bring to the UN General Assembly, apparently on November 29. The resolution is extremely mild, calling for the State of Palestine to be accorded the same status in the […]

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Palestinians, beware false friends ~ by Stuart Littlewood

Redress | Stuart Littlewood | July 4, 2012 Stuart Littlewood assesses whether UK Labour leader Ed Miliband is worthy of the praise heaped upon him by the Palestinian Authority’s UK representative, Manuel Hassassian, and urges Palestinians to beware of false “friends”, such as the Miliband brothers and other Labour leaders, who are unconditionally committed to […]

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Towards a Culture of Peace and Recognition ~ by @aymanqwaider

Towards a Culture of Peace and Recognition Palestine is a UNESCO Member State By: Ayman Qwaider London (Pal telegraph) Palestine is the 195th state to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. The admission of Palestine to the UNESCO family has given optimism and hope to Palestinians who believe in the mission […]

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Netanyahu needs a history tutor — Can UNESCO experts help?

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. Alex Kane on October 31, 2011 | Mondoweiss There was the tall tale told in front of the UN last month about how the last name Netanyahu is inscribed on a 2,700 year-old ring found next to the Western Wall in Jerusalem–despite the fact that […]

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Mishaal: liberation first, then state declaration

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid | Category Statehood [ 01/10/2011 – 09:38 PM ] TEHRAN, GAZA, (PIC)– In an address in Iranian capital Tehran to the international conference in support of the Palestinian uprising, Hamas political leader Khalid Mishaal said that Palestinian lands should be liberated first, then a state can be announced. […]

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Israel’s Operation Summer Seeds

Palestinian workers put the finishing touches on a chair covered with embroidered blue upholstery featuring a Palestinian flag and the word “Palestine”. Palestinian activists would take the chair on an international tour to dramatize the Palestinian Authority’s quest for U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas) By Stephen Lendman* | Sabbah Report | […]

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PA eyes EU support on statehood bid

Related : Palestinian Americans “unequivocally reject” PA’s UN statehood bid PressTV –  Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:32AM GMT Palestinian Authority (PA) views the European Union (EU) stance on its upcoming full UN membership bid as positive, an official says. “There’s progress in the EU position and preparedness to get in sync with the PA plan […]

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Palestinian Americans “unequivocally reject” PA’s UN statehood bid

Related: Another major Palestinian organization – @USPCN – Rejects PA’s UN “statehood” bid, warning it endangers rights Ali Abunimah | Sun Aug 28, 2011  | The Electronic Intifada Palestinian Americans have called on Arabs, Palestinians and their allies everywhere to reject a bid by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to ask the United Nations next month […]

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Palestine: Arduous Odyssey of Statehood

Palestine Chronicle | Aug 26, 2011 Some pundits see the recognition of Palestine as a political tsunami. (Aljazeera) By Dr. Ismail Salami and Kourosh Ziabari The plight of the Palestinian people is no closed book to anyone in the world; a subjugated nation which has been unjustifiably subjected to discrimination and violence for the past […]

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After failed negotiations, it’s the only option left ~by @YousefMunayyer

By Yousef Munayyer August 18, 2011|  The Boston Globe AS PALESTINIANS prepare to seek membership in the United Nations, critics are quick to label this a damaging unilateral strategy. But the Palestinian drive for admission to the UN is not damaging or unilateral or even a strategy. Understanding the genesis of the impending diplomatic battle […]

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The fork ahead of the Palestine issue

PressTV –  Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:11PM GMT By Mohyeddin Sajedi United Nations General Assembly With September edging closer and the time approaching for raising the official bid for the formation of an independent Palestinian state in the United Nations and its full membership in the organization, this proposal can only go one of two […]

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Jamal Juma’: PA “killing popular resistance”

Ida Audeh |The Electronic Intifada |Ramallah |8 August 2011 Popular resistance has prevented the completion of Israel’s wall in the occupied West Bank. (Anne Paq /ActiveStills ) Few Palestinians are as closely identified with the struggle against Israel’s wall in the West Bank as Jamal Juma’. The coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign since its […]

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The road to New York goes through Lebanon and Qatar

By Bassam Abu Eid | Maan News Agency | Aug 11, 2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — As the Palestinian UN bid for recognition approaches in September, two Arab countries will hold key positions in both the Security Council and General Assembly, adding momentum to Palestinian diplomatic efforts to gain statehood. Lebanon is set to head the […]

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US Mideast policy: Well on its way to total irrelevance

Wednesday, August 10 2011| Noam Sheizaf | + 972 Magazine By following Jerusalem’s lead regarding the Palestinian UN bid, the United State is diminishing its own position in the region, and actually proving that the Palestinians have nothing to hope for in negotiations with Israel President Barack Obama at the AIPAC Policy Conference 2011 (photo: […]

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