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On the eve of his departure, the PA organized a rally outside Abbas's office in Ramallah in support of the statehood bid. Ignoring demands from the US and some EU countries, Abbas is planning to present the request to the UN this coming Thursday.
The officials expressed hope that the recent IDF operation in the Gaza Strip would increase the number of countries that would vote in favor of upgrading the status of a Palestinian state. Hana Amireh, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said that
The Oslo Accords between the PLO and Israel will cease to exist the day after the UN votes in favor of upgrading the status of a Palestinian state to non-member, Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, was quoted Thursday as saying. Zaki's
AS the Palestinian Authority prepares for its statehood bid later this month, Israel has started formulating a harsh response. Israel's eight most senior government ministers met this week to discuss the subject, and according to the Army Radio
The officials discussed Israels ongoing violations of International Law, and its actions that are being carried out with impunity as if it as above International Law and basic principles of human rights, the Palestine News Network (PNN) reported.
Abbas said in a ceremony at an-Najah National university in Nablus that the PA is willing to take this step regardless of conflicts with other interests. Even if this step conflicts with other parties' interests, we will not step back, Abbas said.
Supporters of bid Lebanon, Gabon, Brazil, Nigeria to be replaced; new member may abstain, UN analyst says in 'Businessweek' report. The Palestinian campaign for statehood at the United Nations might suffer as a result of Security Council replacements
Ashton reportedly tells Abbas that EU funds are not at risk over statehood bid; PA planning minister says PA sees end to aid dependence. Two separate ministers in the Palestinian Authority government said on Monday that the PA has received no
Lawfare' and the PA statehood bid 09/27/2011 07:02 It is quite possible that Israel, at least within the legal landscape, may actually benefit from the Palestinian statehood bid. In February 2010, Avichai Mandebilt, the IDF's chief military advocate-
Any move at the UN jeopardizes Israel's security and national interests, and this can still be prevented." "Embarking on genuine diplomatic negotiations will avert the expected move and serve Israel's national interests, which are being eroded,"