Tagged: palestinian statehood
The vote could represent an international shift where Washington is no longer the center of negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine.
As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.
For President Mahmoud Abbas, the vote was a last-ditch attempt to boost his increasingly diminished relevance.
The author explores Washington's vitriolic response to the Palestinian Authority's plan to declare statehood.
Earlier this month, Rep. Joe Walsh and 30 co-sponsors issued a resolution supporting Israeli annexation of the West Bank.
Efforts to restrict my commentary on the Palestinian statehood bid show that when ideas can still turn into action even - or especially - when someone tries to squelch them.
The Land of Israel caucus is urging the Israeli government to respond to the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood by formally annexing all Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Special Envoy Tony Blair has surprised with his nimble and adaptive diplomacy over Palestinian statehood, whereas President Obama is still rigid and adamant.
While acknowledging the push to re-open perennially failed negotiations, President of the Palestinian National Authority Abbas claimed that recognition of the Palestinian state would enhance, not hold back, a renewed peace process.
To avoid U.N. rejection, Palestine -- that "serial Rejectionist of peace," according to an Israeli politician -- is ready to compromise.