France will recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.
An agreement signed last year making the Vatican’s de facto recognition of Palestine in 2012 official has come into effect, the Holy See said on Saturday.
Greece’s parliament is scheduled to vote in favor of recognizing Palestinian statehood.
A pro-Palestinian demonstration in the Moroccan city of Casablanca featured men dressed as Orthodox Jews who were being led at gunpoint by masked men wearing kaffiyehs.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority was no longer bound by agreements it has signed with Israel.
Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.”
Israel’s Umm el-Fahem is part art gallery, part social service center. Known for its contemporary Arab art, it is committed to improving the lives of its 50,000 neighbors, most of whom live in poverty.
Hundreds of Palestinians marched in eastern Jerusalem to mark one year since the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian kidnapped and burned alive by Jews in the wake of the kidnapping and murder last June of three Israeli teens.
As Jewish summer camp season begins, the ubiquitous maps of Israel are coming under unusual scrutiny. Some campers and leaders are questioning why the Green Line is erased — and what effect that has on children.
The Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, calling for “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.