Tag Archives: self-determination

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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New York Times Opposes Palestinian Self-Determination ~ by @StephenLendman

OpEdNews | Nov 8, 2012 | Stephen Lendman The New York Times supports wealth, power and privilege. Longstanding NYT articles, op-eds, and editorials are notoriously one-sided for Israel. Palestinian rights don’t matter, only Jewish ones. Life in Occupied Palestine harshness goes largely unreported. Crimes of war and against humanity are ignored. An earlier If If […]

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#VIDEO | Gaza traders suffer Israeli blockade

Sep 15, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews The Israeli blockade imposed on the coastal enclave affects different sectors in the Strip. Traders in Gaza also suffer from the blockade, which limits their work and adds difficulties on a daily basis. Follow our Facebook on: https://www.facebook.com/presstvchannel Follow our Twitter on: http://twitter.com/presstv Recommended read: A “Leaflet” to the World […]

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Israel’s Enforcer ~ by @StephenLendman

Indybay | Stephen Lendman | May 28, 2012 Israel enforces rogue state harshness. Rule of law principles are spurned. Even Jewish rights are marginalized. Palestinians have none. Occupation ruthlessness terrorizes them. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad serve illegitimately. Israel manipulated the process to elect Abbas and keep him in charge. […]

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Government Condemns Israeli Plan on Qalandia Airport

RAMALLAH, February 23, 2012 (WAFA) – Palestinian government spokesman Ghassan Khatib Thursday condemned an Israeli plan to transfer Qalandia airport into an industrial zone, considering it a violation of international law. “The airport is located in an occupied land according to international law and therefore Israel has no right to make any changes to the […]

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Swedish politician urges country to recognize Palestine

Maan News Agency Febr 19 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The foreign affairs spokeswoman for Sweden’s Center Party has called on her country to recognize a Palestinian state and vote for Palestinian membership at the United Nations. Kerstin Lundgren, writing in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Wednesday, said if the country votes against Palestine joining […]

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UN committee approves draft resolution on Palestine

Related: When will the UN bring Human Rights to Palestine? Maan News Agency | Nov 23, 2011 NEW YORK (Ma’an) — A United Nations committee on Tuesday approved a draft resolution on the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. The draft resolution, presented by Egypt, was approved by 166 states in a vote at […]

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Why Israel/Palestine needs a new definition of self-determination ~ by Ben White

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. Posted by Ben White – 20 November 2011 11:40 | New Statesman The separation and “ethnic purity” currently seen in Israel disturbs even the honest among its advocates. A Palestinian woman walks with her grandson in the Arab part of Jerusalem. Photograph:Getty Images Condoleeza Rice’s […]

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Pulling the Thread of Self-Determination

Related: ▣ FAQ ▣ Palestine Statehood Bid Palestine Chronicle | Sept 18, 2011By Vacy Vlazna There may be some truth in Israel’s squawking that the Palestinian bid for state membership in the UN will delegitimize Israel. A cursory look over the history of Israel’s creation reveals legal loopholes in which the legitimate state of the whole […]

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Palestine takes presidency of Arab League

Maan News Agency | September 11, 2011 CAIRO (Ma’an) — Palestine took presidency of the Arab League on Sunday as the council met for its 136th session in Cairo. Palestine’s representative Barakat al-Farra replaced Oman’s representative as president of the Arab League. On Tuesday, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki will take over as president […]

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The People’s State of Palestine?

Palestine Chronicle | Sept 5, 2011 Does Abbas believe that this is just another ploy? (UN) By Georgina Reeves The internet is awash with opinions about the looming Palestinian Authority bid for statehood at the United Nations in a few weeks. There are some interesting and well-argued articles supporting both the pro- and anti-statehood position. […]

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