Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reiterated Russia's recognition more than two decades ago of an independent Palestinian state. "We made a decision then and we will not change it today," Medvedev said following a meeting Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jericho. The Russian president was referring to Russia's recognition in 1988 of an independent Palestinian state following a declaration of independence made by then-Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat. "We supported and will support the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to an independent state with its capital in east Jerusalem," Medvedev reportedly said.
While acknowledging that the massacres were a genocide, the ADL and its national director, Abraham Foxman, continue to refuse to support the congressional resolution (HR 106) that officially recognizes the Armenian genocide.
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, air travel has become infinitely less pleasant. But has it become any less dangerous?
After 22 years of living as an Israeli, Justina Hilaria Chipana can finally consider herself a full-fledged member of the Jewish state.
The 50-year-old native of Peru was one of 17 petitioners who won High Court of Justice recognition of their non-Orthodox conversions to Judaism on Thursday, in what the Conservative and Reform movements hailed as a breakthrough for efforts to introduce more religious pluralism to Israel.
The recognition will be a blessing to Pakistan and to Pakistanis. Frankly speaking, it will be the first time that our self-proclaimed guardian -- the Pakistan army -- would make a wise decision; the right move at the right time.