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Palestine's state status enables security

NEW YORK — The Philippines was walking a diplomatic tightrope when it voted in the United Nations General Assembly last Thursday for granting Palestine the status of a non-member state observer. President Noynoy Aquino, the country's sole spokesman

Palestine is no longer an “entity,” but a state – or, to be precise, a non-member observer state of the UN. Israeli leaders are furious, and have already begun to retaliate by expanding settlements on occupied Palestinian

NEW YORK — The Philippines was walking a diplomatic tightrope when it voted in the United Nations General Assembly last Thursday for granting Palestine the status of a non-member state observer. President Noynoy Aquino, the country's sole spokesman

Palestine's new non-member state status within the United Nations is far more than symbolic. As a recognized state, Palestine can sign treaties enabling it to protect its airspace, natural gas fields off the Gaza coast and electromagnetic airwaves. If

Three major events happened over the last month in Palestine: Gaza and Israel waged an eight-day battle, Palestine became a non-member observer state at the United Nations, and Israel simultaneously cut their aid to the

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The UN vote on Palestine: Profiles in cowardice

The vote at the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday was decided by 138 votes in favour, 41 abstentions, and 9 against.

Last week's vote to extend non-member observer status to the Palestinians at the United Nations was a virtual primer on what is wrong with the U.N., the European Union, the Palestinian Authority and the United States when it comes to the Middle East.

Turkey wants to see the Palestinian flag wave outside the United Nations' building as one of the world body's full members, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday. According to the Turkish daily Hurriyet, Davutoglu's remark was made

“It is good that India has voted in favour of Palestine but now it is the time for them to fulfill the promises it has made with the people of the valley. They should not deny it anymore,” Shah said. Shah lauded the efforts and sacrifices of the

Monday, December 03, 2012 – Untimely assassination of President Yasser Arafat, while he was walking a tight rope of simultaneously managing peaceful and military approaches towards accruing statehood for Palestine, brought a new phase in the struggle.

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Posted by - December 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

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Israel Retaliates for UN Vote on Palestine

JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday roundly rejected the United Nations' endorsement of an independent state of Palestine, announcing it would withhold more than $100 million collected for the Palestinian government to pay

Turkey wants to see the Palestinian flag wave outside the United Nations' building as one of the world body's full members, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday. According to the Turkish daily Hurriyet, Davutoglu's remark was made

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted recognize the sovereign state of Palestine, upgrading its observer status from "entity" to "non-member state." The move is viewed as a victory for Palestinians,

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nowhere are the grievances that perpetuate violence and war more evident than they are in Palestine today. But the world's politicians continue to dance around the problem rather than confront it. The recent deadly violence in

Turkey wants to see the Palestinian flag wave outside the United Nations' building as one of the world body's full members, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday. According to the Turkish daily Hurriyet, Davutoglu's remark was made

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UAE congratulates Palestine for UN membership

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nowhere are the grievances that perpetuate violence and war more evident than they are in Palestine today. But the world's politicians continue to dance around the problem rather than confront it. The recent deadly violence in

The vote at the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday was decided by 138 votes in favour, 41 abstentions, and 9 against.

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a young Palestinian man died of wounds suffered on Saturday at dawn after [Israeli] army opened fire at him in Rafah, and that another Palestinian died of injuries suffered during the recent

Turkey wants to see the Palestinian flag wave outside the United Nations' building as one of the world body's full members, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday. According to the Turkish daily Hurriyet, Davutoglu's remark was made

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted recognize the sovereign state of Palestine, upgrading its observer status from "entity" to "non-member state." The move is viewed as a victory for Palestinians,

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Abbas: Palestine is an occupied state

Over the past decade, Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has achieved global resonance as the site of the first World Social Forum in 2001. The WSF has attracted hundreds of thousands of people who've gathered collectively to strive for

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the

The vote at the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday was decided by 138 votes in favour, 41 abstentions, and 9 against.

The Czech Republic is the only EU state to join Israel in voting against Palestine's bid for 'observer state' status in the UN.

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted recognize the sovereign state of Palestine, upgrading its observer status from "entity" to "non-member state." The move is viewed as a victory for Palestinians,

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