The Irish quest for peace led to significant economic reform, but a Palestinian State in the current environment would translate into another failed Arab State.
There’s not much that’s new or remarkable in that new resolution from the United Nations Security Council (text here ) condemning Israel’s West Bank settlements as illegal. You might call that very fact remarkable — that the resolution is so unremarkable — given all the fuss the resolution has stirred up.
The U.N. Security Council votes, again, to label West Bank settlements illegal under international law. Israel has been insisting they’re not for 49 years. Nobody’s been persuaded, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Arab foreign ministers on Thursday endorsed a Palestinian plan to resubmit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council calling for Israel to withdraw from occupied territories by late 2017.
Jordan submitted a resolution calling for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations Security Council Monday night, over furious objections from Israel and an American hint of a veto.
The United States said on Monday it did not support a draft statehood resolution that the Palestinians plan to introduce at the United Nations, saying it would not advance the goal of peace or address Israel’s security needs.
Arab U.N. delegations on Monday discussed a Palestinian plan to make peace with Israel within a year and end Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017, despite Israeli and U.S. opposition.
Palestinians plan to submit a final draft of a statehood resolution to the United Nations on Monday calling for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end to occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017, officials said.
Some say the U.N.’s Palestinian vote should be delayed, because pressuring Israel before an election will only help right-wingers. Lara Friedman says it’s just the opposite.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before talks on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry he would defy any U.N. move to “dictate” a timeframe for withdrawal from land Palestinians seek for a state.