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Origins of the Palestinian UDI bid

Origins of the Palestinian UDI bid Categories: Palestinians, United Nations, United States     Author: Jonathan Schanzer

The Unilateral Declaration of Independence, or UDI, initiative was reportedly born in May 2005, when Abbas attended the summit of South American and Arab states in Brazil, where he met with President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva. Lula is said to have promised Abbas that, toward the completion

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Marc Ginsberg

The unilateralist gambit by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to ram through a resolution on Palestinian statehood in the UN General Assembly will produce little more than the mirage of a fleeting diplomatic triumph. No matter the hoopla surrounding it, the UN vote will certainly not represent a water

Scribblings: The PA UN bid UNplugged Categories: Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The AIR has previously canvassed numerous critical arguments concerning the Palestinian bid to have their "statehood" recognised at the UN. These include: that it avoids badly needed negotiations, violates the Oslo Accords, feeds Palestinian illusions about achieving their goals without compromise,

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In Palestinian statehood bid endgame, the real loser will be peace

In Palestinian statehood bid endgame, the real loser will be peace Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Quartet, United Nations, United States, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

As the day of reckoning for the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, now reportedly slated for Friday, draws ever closer, there is a frantic last-minute effort to avert the potentially disastrous showdown in favour of peace talks. Such talks are widely recognised as the only possible way to rea

Iran's latest nuclear gambit

Iran's latest nuclear gambit Categories: Iran, United Nations, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

According to recent reports Iran may be attempting to strike back at the West for the alleged cyber warfare that it has been suffering in recent months. As AP has identified, Iranian involvement may be behind recent attacks on US internet giants, as well as the CIA. AMSTERDAM -- Hackers who broke i

UN Palmer Report - Blockade of Gaza is Legal

UN Palmer Report - Blockade of Gaza is Legal Categories: Israel, Turkey, United Nations, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The United Nation's "Palmer Report" into last year's flotilla incident on the Mavi Marmara has vindicated Israel by finding that the naval blockade of the Gaza strip, including Israel's right to enforce the blockade including in international waters is legal under international law and it has also r

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