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  • Palestinians warn Israel must be held accountable over settlements

    December 4, 2012 | 8:53 am

    The Palestinians accused Israel in a letter to the United Nations of planning to commit further "war crimes" by expanding Jewish settlements after the Palestinians won de facto U.N. recognition of statehood and warned that Jerusalem must be held accountable.

    In the letter to U.N....

  • Strong European support for Palestinian statehood bid

    November 28, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    A Palestinian bid for indirect U.N. recognition of statehood received vows of support from more than a dozen European nations as of Wednesday, and diplomats said this backing may deter Israel from harsh retaliation against the Palestinian Authority for seeking to upgrade its U.N....

  • Palestinian U.N. status likely to be debated in November

    October 4, 2012 | 7:22 am

    The United Nations is likely to hold a debate on whether to upgrade the Palestinians' U.N. status to a sovereign country in mid-November - after the U.S. election, the president of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly said on Wednesday.

    Having failed last year to win recognition...

  • Palestinians seek U.N. upgrade opposed by U.S. and Israel

    September 20, 2012 | 8:07 am

    The Palestinians will ask the United Nations to upgrade their status in the world body by year's end, enabling them to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.

    The request to become a non-member "observer state" rather than...

  • France’s Sarkozy proposes 1-yr Mideast peace map

    September 21, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed on Wednesday that the United Nations give the Palestinians status as a U.N. observer state while setting out a roadmap for peace within one year.

    In an impassioned speech at the U.N. General Assembly devoted entirely to the...