The Netherlands will not recognize Palestinian statehood right now because it would not help restart peace talks with Israel, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said.
A senior Palestinian official said on Thursday that European moves toward recognizing an independent Palestine would bring them in line with global public opinion, ahead of a symbolic British parliament debate on the issue set for Monday.
Looking to punish Palestinians over their statehood bid, Congressional supporters of Israel are seeking to shut down the PLO’s offices. But some say it’s just a stunt.
Pope Benedict told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday the Vatican hoped the recent de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations would spur the international community to find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Israel will withhold tax revenues from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s administration until March at least in response to his statehood campaign at the United Nations, Israel’s foreign minister said.
Eli Valley’s provocative comic about the controversy caused by Bnai Jeshurun’s rabbis continues to garner controversy of its own. I’ve been reading comments and posts like this one that are sympathetic to Eli’s scathing look at the rabbis and their stand on Palestinian statehood, and try to grapple with the larger issue of when and how rabbis should speak their minds.
The leaders of B’nai Jeshurun hailed the Palestinian statehood bid. Has the synagogue considered what such a rash move means for Jerusalem or Judaism’s holiest sites?
A U.S. Senate amendment that would have penalized Palestinians for seeking non-member state status at the United Nations was not attached to its intended law.