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ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel’s increasingly bitter war against Palestinian seat in UN
According to Israel, the recognition of the UN seat "is a more serious threat than Hamas”. Threats and pressure: taxes paid late and threats of cuts in aid to the Palestinians and the UN; Peres banned from going to New York. The Palestinians have succeeded in gaining recognition from at least 120 countries.
20/05/2011 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
In response to Obama Israel approves 1520 new settlements in East Jerusalem
New colonies announced only hours ahead of the meeting between Netanyahu and Barak Obama. Criticism from Abbas and Israeli organizations like "Peace Now". Increasingly difficult to build a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.
27/07/2007 PALESTINE – ISRAEL
Peace in a year and Jerusalem as the capital of the two states, proposes Abbas
Palestinian Prime Minister Fayad’s plan includes two states within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the shared capital. Abbas believes Bush means it when he says that he wants a solution before he leaves office in 2009. Dahlah, Fatah strongman in Gaza, resigns.
18/05/2011 PALESTINE – ISRAEL
Mahmoud Abbas: At last, a Palestinian state after 60 years
In an article on the New York Times, the PLO chairman explains the steps needed for a Palestinian state to be born, through diplomatic recognition and UN membership. For 20 years, dialogue with Israel has proven fruitless, bringing only more settlements in the Occupied Territories. In his op-ed, the Palestinian leader appeals to the nations of the world to ensure hope and peace for the Palestinian people.
05/08/2011 PALESTINE – ISRAEL
UN recognition of Palestine backed by Arab League, feared by Israel
In Doha, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon and Qatar agreed yesterday to the initiative. Palestinian authorities tell Israel and the world that their demand is non-violent. Marches are planned in Palestinian cities to coincide with next month’s UN General Assembly.
23/11/2012 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel, instrumental in Hamas's victory and Mahmoud Abbas's defeat, says Israeli activist
Israel's goal in its "Pillar of Defence' operation was to undermine Abbas's UN request. Everyone appears to agree on this: Israel, Hamas, Egypt and the United States. The great former statesman now peace activist suggests steps to take to achieve coexistence: direct dialogue with Hamas and support for a Palestinian seat at the UN. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has other plans: colonising the West Bank and let Gaza be.
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