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Cyprus formally recognizes State of Palestine

Al Akhbar English | February 8, 2013 Cyprus said on Friday it has upgraded its relations with the Palestinians to full diplomatic mission status, one of just eight European Union countries to do so. The decision was announced by Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis during an official visit by her Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Malki. “I informed […]

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The Palestinian UN Bid – Myths & Facts

Related: When will the UN bring Human Rights to Palestine? IMEU, Nov 10, 2011 Myth: Palestinians are going to the UN because they don’t want to negotiate. Fact: Palestinians have engaged in direct negotiations with Israel for the better part of 20 years and yet are no closer to gaining their freedom or independence than […]

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Abbas’ Dangerous Path to Palestinian Statehood

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid | Category Statehood Dr. Elias Akleh | October 3, 2011 | Sabbah Report Palestinian President, Mahmud Abbas, whose presidency had expired since early 2009, is treading a dangerous path when submitted a formal bid on Friday September 23rd to the UN to recognize a Palestinian Statelet – on the […]

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Two-state solution not practical – Interview with Hani al-Basoos, Prof. of the Islamic University of Gaza

PressTV – Sun Oct 2, 2011 10:16AM GMT An exclusive interview with Hani al-Basoos, professor of the Islamic University of Gaza A prominent professor says that the Palestinian people have the full legal right to resist the Israeli occupation in all Palestinian cities. In an exclusive interview with Press TV, Hani al-Basoos, professor of the […]

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Resheq: Palestinian state will not be donated

Abbas’ Speech at UNGA  English – Arabic Full text  |  Abbas’ Speech -video Netanyahu Speech at the UN – in pictures [ 25/09/2011 – 10:32 AM ] BEIRUT, (PIC)– Senior Hamas politburo member Izzat al-Resheq has criticized de facto Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Friday, accusing Abbas of committing […]

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Palestinians: The Search for Statehood – in pictures

Al Akhbar | English | September 24, 2011 The Palestinian struggle for statehood and the right to self-determination predates the recent attempt to gain recognition at the UN by decades and will not cease should the latest bid fail. Despite being repeatedly shunned by the International Community, Palestinians continue to express their desire for liberation […]

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Escaping Oslo: Questions for Mouin Rabbani

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid | Category Statehood Jared Malsin, Ma’an News Agency, Sep 23, 2011 Escaping the diplomatic framework created by the never-completed Oslo peace accords is the only route for Palestinians to ensure the realizations of their rights, says Palestinian analyst Mouin Rabbani. In an interview on the eve of President […]

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Qatar Supports The Palestinian UN Membership, Condemns Israel Settlement Activties

REFUSING TO DIE IN SILENCE – Video Wednesday September 21, 2011 19:01 by Alaa Ashkar – IMEMC The Prince of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, expressed support for the Palestinian UN membership bid, and condemned the Israeli occupation and the ongoing construction and expansion of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories. “After the […]

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Demo in Beit Hanoun – Gaza in support of UN bid – in pictures

Palestinian and foreign activists take part in a rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for statehood near the fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip, in Beit Hanun, on September 20, 2011.      

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Brazil backs Palestinian UN bid

PressTV – Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:55PM GMT Marco Aurelio Garcia, international affairs advisor of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff The Brazilian government has reiterated its support for the recognition of a Palestinian state at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session beginning this week, Press TV reports . Marco Aurelio Garcia, international affairs advisor to […]

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Former head of Shin Bet Ami Ayalon: “Israel Must Vote For The Palestinian State”

REFUSING TO DIE IN SILENCE – Video Monday September 19, 2011 22:37 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News Former head of the Israeli Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security service), Ami Ayalon, called on the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, to vote for the Palestinian State at the United Nations. Ami Ayalon (image from ygurvitz, flickr) […]

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UK only backs “Observer” status for Palestine

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid PressTV –  Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:21PM GMT Britain says it would recognize Palestine as a state but only if Palestinians agree to have the same ‘non-member state’ status at the United Nations as the Vatican. Palestinians have currently an observer status at the UN and the new […]

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Iran against division of Palestine, suggests referendum

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid KUNA – Politics 9/18/2011 3:30:00 PM TEHRAN, Sept 18 (KUNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Sunday said his country rejects the separation of Palestine and calls for a free referendum for the Palestinian people to determine their own fate. “The issue of recognizing Palestine as […]

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EU Signatories Call for Palestinian Statehood

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid Kawther Salam | Sept 18, 2011 The following statement about Palestine initiative was submitted in German Language by MEP Dr. Hannes Swoboda and distributed by Dipl. Ing. Omar Al-Rawi. On 20 September 2011 President Abbas will apply to the United Nations in New York for the recognition of […]

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Palestinian song “Blue Chair” mocks PA’s UN statehood bid ~ by @LinahAlsaafin – video

 Linah Alsaafin | September 17, 2011 | The Electronic Intifada A group of Palestinian youth activists who were sick of the western media protraying the Palestinians as a collective entity regarding the Palestinian Authority’s UN bid have produced a satirical video and song titled “Blue Chair”. In its simple sing-song lyrics, the video highlights sarcastically […]

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