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Palestinian statehood

'It’s all ours': Israeli deputy FM slams Western interference, saying Holy Land is Jewish
Israel’s new deputy foreign minister has lashed out at the international community’s attempts to create a two-state solution with Palestine. Tzipi Hotovely told Israeli diplomatic representatives aboard that the Holy Land belongs to the Jews.

22.05.2015 08:52

​‘May you be an angel of peace’: Pope Francis welcomes Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican
Pope Francis has called Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas an “angel of peace” as the two leaders met in the Vatican. The meeting comes three days after the Vatican officially recognized Palestine as a state.

16.05.2015 11:50

‘Vatican’s recognition of Palestine - step to peaceful solution to the situation’
The situation in Palestine remains atrocious and the Vatican’s recognition of the state means solidarity with the suffering of oppressed Palestinians which is a hugely significant moment, Omar Siri, BDS member told RT’s In The Now.

14.05.2015 12:18

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes
The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region.

13.05.2015 15:28

'Hold Israel accountable for occupation', eminent former European officials urge EU
A group of prominent former European officials have called on the EU foreign chief to review the bloc’s policy towards the Palestinian issue and find an effective way to hold Israel accountable for its actions in the occupied territories.

13.05.2015 11:25

Only one-quarter of Gaza $3.5bn reconstruction aid delivered – report
Less than 27 percent of the $3.5 billion aid pledged by international donors to help rebuild Gaza in the wake of unprecedented destruction caused by last summer's Israeli Operation Protective Edge has been disbursed, a new report says.

13.04.2015 06:27

​US support for two-state solution at 20-year low – report
American support for a two-state solution in the Middle East is at a 20-year low, according to a new poll.

31.03.2015 16:52

‘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