Tag: Palestine

US and Palestine headed for showdown over UN application for statehood?

By Nicola Menzie – Originally published in Christian Post As Palestinians officially kick off their bid for statehood recognition by the United Nations, a Jewish interest group is calling on President Barack Obama to stand firm with Israel and reverse his so-called “anti-Israel” stance. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said […]

Palestinians will ask UN to recognise statehood

Originally published in Financial Times  (June 16 2011) – via Worthy News The Palestinians will call on the UN in September to recognise an independent state in the West Bank, East Jersualem and Gaza Strip “under any circumstances”, even if peace talks with Israel can be revived, a senior Palestinian […]

Netanyahu: Palestinians must accept Jewish state

Originally published in CBN.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Palestinians to be “genuinely committed” to peace and democracy, starting foremost with the public acceptance of a Jewish state. Speaking before the United States Congress Tuesday, Netanyahu said the benefits of peace have always been clear, but that leaders […]

Analysis of Fatah-Hamas unity deal

By Mark Y. Rosenberg – Originally published (on May 14) in the Jerusalem Post [notice]To take full advantage of the Fatah-Hamas unity deal, Netanyahu must reiterate that Israel is willing to make peace with any state or authority that will accept its existence.[/notice] “The Arabs never miss an opportunity to […]