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Palestinian statehood

‘Antagonistic’ Israeli settlements increase chances of Palestinian state – ex-foreign sec Rifkind
Ongoing Israeli encroachment in the occupied West Bank will increase the chances of an independent Palestinian state being created, former British Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind said.

25.03.2015 09:35

Israel, US ‘boycott’ UN session on Gaza conflict
Israeli and American representatives were conspicuously absent from the UN Human Rights Council session on the Palestinian territories on Monday. The session aimed to look into the Gaza conflict which killed 2,200 people in 50 days in 2014.

23.03.2015 17:42

Israeli settlers take Palestinian land, pretext of protecting historical sites – UK govt
Israeli settlers are further encroaching on Palestinian territory by moving into areas under the pretext of protecting historical archaeological sites, the British government has said.

23.03.2015 14:38

Netanyahu’s actions may make Washington 'reconsider' Israel policy - White House
The US is “evaluating” its policy towards Israel in the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election and campaign statements. This could involve passing a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements.

19.03.2015 18:54

​'Palestinians couldn’t stand him': Tony Blair may quit as MidEast peace envoy
As rumors of him stepping down as Middle East peace envoy build, insiders claim Tony Blair has “no credibility” and is considered a “standing joke” at whom all sides “just rolled their eyes.”

16.03.2015 09:26

Full academic boycott of Israel: SOAS students vote overwhelmingly in favor
Students and staff at London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a full academic boycott of Israel.

02.03.2015 13:27

Palestine to lodge ICC case against Israel in April – official
Palestine’s first complaint against Israel's alleged war crimes will be filed at the International Criminal Court in April, according to a senior Palestinian official. The issue will reportedly be related to the 2014 war in Gaza.

02.03.2015 16:52

Italian MPs vote for Palestinian state, but conditions ‘disappoint’ PLO
The Italian parliament has become the latest major European legislative assembly to push for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, after a decisive vote Friday. However, deputies nixed a motion for the immediate recognition of Palestine.

27.02.2015 21:34

700 artists declare cultural boycott of Israel to support Palestinians 'trapped in Gaza'
Seven hundred prominent artists have pledged to accept no professional invitations to Israel or funding from institutions linked to the Israeli government "until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights."

15.02.2015 08:33