Regions / Palestinian Territories
While acknowledging the push to re-open perennially failed negotiations, President of the Palestinian National Authority Abbas claimed that recognition of the Palestinian state would enhance, not hold back, a renewed peace process.
To avoid U.N. rejection, Palestine -- that "serial Rejectionist of peace," according to an Israeli politician -- is ready to compromise.
Rick Perry called for cutting all U.S. aid to the Palestinians if the UN vote goes through, a measure already proposed by members of Congress.
Nothing like the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN to unite Democrats and Republicans together in opposition.
Israeli Knesset Member Ben-Ari has announced a call to action for Israeli settlers to confront anticipated demonstrations in support of the Palestinian bid for statehood.
If Washington votes against Palestinian statehood at the UN General Assembly in September, Palestinians might again take to the streets.
"Strange fruit" of a different kind, but similarly chilling, hangs in Gaza
Though Freedom Flotilla II was intercepted, it vows to regroup and fulfill its obligations to the besieged people of Gaza.
Celebrities are going global in their activism. But are they doing the right thing?
What's needed to break the prolonged impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is sustained international involvement to broker a real solution -- over the parties' heads if necessary.