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The UN Must Again Choose between Capitulation and Credibility

 by Greg Felton / July 23rd, 2011 | Dissident Voice The upcoming United Nations vote to recognize Palestinian statehood should be a foregone conclusion, especially given the overwhelming support and sympathy for Palestine among the developing world. By the end of May, 112 nations had agreed to recognize statehood, and Palestinians expect to have 135 […]

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Abbas asks EU to recognize Palestine

Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:34AM Acting PA Chief Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in the West Bank, Jan. 6, 2011. Acting Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief Mahmoud Abbas has called on the European Union to recognize Palestine as an independent state based on the 1967 borders. “We are calling on […]

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Q&A: Palestinian statehood bid at the UN

BBC | June 16, 2011   Recent rally against Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory on the anniversary of the 1967 war. Palestinian officials plan to ask the United Nations to recognise an independent Palestinian state within 1967 borders if there is no progress in the peace process by September. The idea is strongly opposed by […]

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Israel PM in Rome to stop Palestine state

Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:52AM Rome’s Mayor Gianni Alemanno (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s (C) wife Sara (L). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to meet Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in a bid to convince Italy to oppose a Palestinian statehood. Netanyahu and nine Israeli ministers arrived in Italy […]

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Muddle and mixed messages precede Palestinian bid for UN recognition

  By Stuart Littlewood * | Sabbah Report | http://www.sabbah.biz | Jun 11, 2011 There are hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions – of dedicated pro-Palestinian activists out there waiting, straining at the leash, hoping for a call from the Palestinian leadership to mobilize, get stuck in, set the mood and pave the way for […]

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The Audacity to Recognize a Palestinian State is Now

  FREEDOM ON THE LINE  USA Needs to Be on the Right Side of History By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | http://www.sabbah.biz | June 11, 2011 Sign this Statehood Petition and urge President Obama to support United Nations recognition of a Palestinian State. It is urgent and time sensitive because the Palestinians plan to submit their […]

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Malaysian PM expresses support for Palestinians during PLC tour

[ 04/06/2011 – 02:24 PM ] KUALA LUMPUR, (PIC)– Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak expressed his firm support for the Palestinians as top Palestinian legislator visited Malaysia on Thursday. The Palestinian Legislative Council delegation included Dr. Ahmed Bahar, the PLC deputy speaker. PM Abdul Razak highlighted that Malaysia’s support for the Palestinians is not […]

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Mobilization for ‘September Moment’

  By Stuart Littlewood I hope the grey suits in the Palestinian Authority regularly receive ICAHD’s monthly newsletter – ICAHD being Jeff Halper’s excellent organisation, the Israeli Campaign Against House Demolitions. And I especially hope they pay close attention to the June edition just out, because it contains a must-read article by Jeff himself headed […]

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Beit Sahour Raises the French Flag

  PNN – Palestine News Network -02.06.11 – 15:10 Beit Sahour – PNN – The Beit Sahour municipality raised the French flag on its municipal building during a ceremony on Wednesday evening.   PNN Archives Beit Sahour, a mostly Christian town in the southern West Bank, has a twinning agreement with the French city Vaulx-en-Velin. […]

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Abbas to push for UN recognition

PressTV – Sun May 29, 2011 8:52AM Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas Acting Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief Mahmoud Abbas has told the Arab League (AL) that he seeks the UN recognition of an independent Palestine as his only option. Addressing an AL meeting in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Saturday, Abbas said there were […]

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The surreal state solution

  Following Obama’s weak speeches and Netanyahu’s rejection of any compromise, Palestinians look elsewhere for support. Al Jazeera | Opinion | Sandy Tolan Last Modified: 26 May 2011 15:21 Ariel is one of the largest Israeli settlement blocs built illegally inside of the 1967 borders – and one of the major obstacles to peace [GALLO/GETTY] […]

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Arab League urges Palestine’s UN recognition

  Sat May 28, 2011 5:30PM Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa Arab League (AL) secretary general insists that Palestinians should step up efforts for the recognition of their statehood at the United Nations, as talks with the Israeli regime have been proven futile. “The sound path is going to the United Nations and political […]

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Palestine gets NAM (120 Countries) support for liberty, UN membership

Abdul Khalik and Desy Nurhayati, The Jakarta Post, Nusa Dua, Bali | Sat, 05/28/2011 11:36 PM Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) ministers ended the movement’s 16th intersessional meeting here Friday with strong support for an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. The 120 members of the movement also vowed […]

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Israeli Leftists Call On Europe To Recognise Palestine Come September

Friday May 27, 2011 10:47 by Kevin Murphy – IMEMC and Agencies About twenty Israeli writers and intellectuals have signed a petition calling on the EU recognise a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. Members of the Israeli left have signed a petition, organised by the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement, calling on the EU to […]

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Obama’s push against UN-approved Palestine – video

During his trip to Europe, the US president tries to garner support against the UN declaration for a Palestinian state. Inside Story Last Modified: 26 May 2011 09:23 Barack Obama, the US president, is in Europe this week, and he has a very important task on his agenda. He will be trying to persuade European leaders […]

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