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  • Vatican signs first treaty with ‘State of Palestine’, Israel angered

    June 26, 2015 | 8:47 am

    The Vatican signed its first treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, calling for "courageous decisions" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and backing a two-state solution.

    The treaty, which made official the Vatican's de facto recognition of Palestine since 2012,...

  • Vatican officially recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in new treaty

    May 13, 2015 | 9:42 am

    The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognizes the State of Palestine, with an agreement on Catholic Church activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the Holy See said on Wednesday.

    The agreement "aims to enhance the life and activities of the...

  • Irish government to accept motion to recognize Palestinian state

    December 9, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    The Irish government will accept a motion to be proposed by the opposition on Tuesday calling on parliament to recognize Palestine as a state, echoing similar recent symbolic decisions in other European Union countries.

    While most developing countries recognize Palestine as a...

  • Cameron sitting out nonbinding Parliament vote on recognizing Palestine

    October 13, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Prime Minister David Cameron will abstain from a vote in the British Parliament on recognizing the State of Palestine.

    The nonbinding but highly symbolic vote is expected to take place Monday in the House of Commons. There are 650 voting members of the lower house of Britain’s...

  • Israel allows Gazans to cross border for medical treatment

    February 13, 2014 | 5:39 pm

    Israel allowed 35 Palestinians from Gaza to enter for medical treatment a day after denying them permission because their application letterhead read “State of Palestine.”

    Reuters reported that the Palestinians seeking medical treatment at Israeli hospitals were allowed to cross...

  • Gazans denied entry to Israel for medical care over letterhead

    February 12, 2014 | 11:13 am

    Dozens of Palestinians from Gaza seeking to enter Israel for medical treatment were denied entry because their application letterhead read “State of Palestine.”

    The requests for about 70 permits were denied on Wednesday at the Erez crossing due to the new letterhead, according to...

  • Rice: U.S. does not recognize use of ‘Palestine’

    January 23, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Participation in United Nations forums that refer to a "State of Palestine" does not constitute U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said.

    "Any reference to the 'State of Palestine' in the United Nations, including the use of the term 'State of...

  • Palestinian Authority changes name to State of Palestine

    January 4, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    The Palestinian Authority officially changed its name to the State of Palestine.

    President Mahmoud Abbas decreed Friday that the name would be changed to reflect the recent upgrade of the Palestinians' status at the United Nations, the Associated Press reported


  • Countdown to Palestinian Statehood

    June 1, 2011 | 10:00 am

    While U.S. officials are running a full-court diplomatic press against the Palestinian bid for U.N. recognition of statehood this September and officials at international Jewish organizations are trying to convince foreign leaders to oppose statehood, the Israeli government appears...

  • Key Points in Geneva Peace Proposal

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The following are some of the main points of the Geneva accord, the unofficial Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal launched Monday:

    A state of Palestine would be created roughly along Israel's pre-1967 borders. The two countries would recognize each other, and Palestine would end...