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  • Palestinian U.N. statehood bid at heart of Kerry-Netanyahu talks

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before talks on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would defy any United Nations move to "dictate" a time frame for withdrawal from land Palestinians seek for a state.

    The pair met in Rome for nearly three hours....

  • Palestinians apply to join international conventions

    April 2, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    Palestinians applied to join 15 agreements and conventions governing human rights and international relations.

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made a show Tuesday of signing 15 applications to join the conventions in retaliation for Israel’s failure to release a...

  • December 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 11, 2012 | 12:48 am

    In-depth

    'We Have to Open Negotiations Right Away'

    President Shimon Peres talks to Hans Hoyng and Juliane von Mittelstaedt of Der Spiegel about the peace process, Iran's nuclear ambitions and the change in the Arab world. 

    Not everything that happens in the Middle East is...

  • You can be angry at the Palestinians AND critical of the E1 decision

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 5, 2012 | 7:55 am

    Here's one thing to remember: you don't have to be a supporter of the U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood to oppose Israel's recent E1 action. The world is wide enough to tolerate people who, A. Think the Palestinians were irresponsible and counter-productive. B. The U.N. was – well...

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  • November 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 30, 2012 | 2:15 am

    In-depth

    Palestine’s Muddled Statehood Strategy

    The push for UN quasi-statehood recognition by Mahmoud Abbas could undermine negotiations for Palestine's viable statehood and peace with Israel, writes Robert Danin of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    The Palestinians’...

  • Netanyahu: No Palestinian state until negotiations, despite U.N. vote

    November 29, 2012 | 7:25 am

    The Palestinians will not achieve a state without first recognizing Israel as a Jewish State and sitting down to direct negotiations, Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    The prime minister of Israel made his remarks on Thursday morning, the 65th anniversary of the United Nations approval of...

  • 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....

  • Platitude diplomacy and the future of Palestine

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 28, 2012 | 7:05 am

    That France and Spain have decided to go along with Palestinians' bid to gain upgraded status of non-member state observer at the UN is not necessarily good news for Palestine. Yes, the Palestinians are going to get what they want – this much was clear long ago – supported by a...

  • November 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 28, 2012 | 12:37 am

    In-depth

    Hamas’ Lifeblood: Money

    Money is flowing into the Hamas coffers from all over the Muslim world, often via charities operating in the West, writes Gary M. Osen in Tablet Magazine. 

    Whatever one imagines about Jabari’s true aims, one thing’s for certain: His life’s...

  • November 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 12:59 am

     In-depth

    Mursi kills Egypt’s spring

    By giving himself sweeping powers, the Egyptian president has betrayed the principles of the country's revolution, writes Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed in Asharq Al-Awsat

    The presidential decrees are equivalent in terms of their importance...

  • November 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 13, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    In-depth

    “Palestine” Does Not Qualify as a “State”

    Rick Richman of Commentary argues that Mahmoud Abbas' statehood bid is unfeasible, as the Palestinians do not meet the international requreiments for a state.   

    “Palestine” lacks a “government.” It is ruled half by a...

  • September 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 25, 2012 | 12:10 am

    In-depth

    Stopping Tehran's Nuclear March

    Writing in the National Interest, Peter Brookes warns that the U.S. must toughen its policy if it really wishes to halt Iran's atomic program. 

    Unfortunately, after nearly ten years of negotiating with Iran over its previously...

  • August 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 10, 2012 | 2:16 am

    In-depth

    Iran’s Secret Weapon

    As Syria disintegrates and an Israeli strike threat grows, Iran is deploying an elite terror unit for easy targets abroad, writes Kevjn Lim in the National Interest.

    Nearly two dozen incidents within the past eighteen months (including recent...

  • Middle East Quartet: Israel, Palestinians to offer peace proposals

    October 26, 2011 | 7:41 pm

    Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to make proposals on issues of territory and security within three months, keeping peacemaking efforts alive, an official from the Quartet of Middle East peace mediators said on Wednesday.

    Representatives from both sides met envoys of the...

  • Panel holds first meeting on Palestinian U.N. bid

    September 30, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    A U.N. Security Council panel on admitting new members to the United Nations met on Friday for the first time on the Palestinian bid to join the world body as Palestinians lobbied council members for support.

    After the closed-door meeting of the council’s standing committee on...

  • Security Council to discuss statehood bid

    September 26, 2011 | 11:20 am

    The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to discuss the Palestinian bid for statehood.

    The council will take up the issue, likely informally, on Monday. All 15 members of the council have already received the letter of application presented to the council on Sept. 22 by...

  • Abbas says no talks without Israeli settlement freeze

    September 25, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas repeated on Sunday his refusal to talk with Israel without a settlement freeze after international mediators, responding to his United Nations bid for statehood, urged negotiations within a month.

    “We have confirmed to all that we want...

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