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Palestinian statehood bid to go before U.N.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed Friday to lodge a bid for UN membership before the Security Council in one week, despite mounting Israeli and US opposition. “When I have finished delivering my speech (to the General Assembly), I will submit the request for membership to the Secretary General to be…

Palestinian leader vows to pursue UN statehood bid

AMMAN — President Mahmud Abbas said in remarks published on Sunday that Palestinians will seek UN membership despite US “threats” to stop financial aid. “We will go to the United Nations to obtain an international recognition to the state of Palestine, despite the obstacles and dangers, including US threats to…

Palestinian leaders meet to endorse UN bid

The PLO Central Council was on Wednesday expected to endorse a decision by the Palestinian leadership to seek full membership in the United Nations in September. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was to address council members at the meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, which got under way late…

Senators Hatch, Lieberman oppose Israel return to 1967 lines

WASHINGTON — US senators proposed a resolution Thursday opposing any Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines, dealing a symbolic blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to renew peace talks. “It is contrary to United States policy and national security to have the borders of Israel return to the armistice lines that…

Palestinians aim to reboot UN anti-settlement campaign

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – The Palestinians aim to launch a new bid to clinch UN condemnation of Israeli settlement building, after Washington vetoed a Security Council motion, a senior official said on Saturday. Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s secretary general, said Palestinian leaders had decided to make…

No matter who voters choose on Tues., US foreign policy to remain unchanged

Regardless who comes out ahead in US legislative elections, US peace efforts in the Middle East will remain unaffected, the US State Department said Tuesday, as President Barack Obama’s Democrats brace for a drubbing. “Democratic and Republican administrations supported by Congress under Democratic or Republican leadership have all supported our…

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