Mahmoud Abbas

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas makes UN statehood bid

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has submitted his bid to the UN for recognition of a Palestinian state.

President Abbas received a standing ovation as he announced his application to the UN

To rapturous applause in the General Assembly, he urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967 borders. Continue reading


Palestinians take to streets to cheer on UN bid

A Palestinian woman cries during the speech of President Mahmoud Abbas at the General …

Palestinians cheer moments before their President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the General …

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of jubilant, flag-waving Palestinians, watching on outdoor screens across the West Bank, cheered their president on Friday as he submitted his historic request for recognition of a state of Palestine to the United Nations. Continue reading

Blair warns of ‘confrontational’ Palestinian bid

Blair warns of ‘confrontational’ Palestinian bid

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (left) talks to former British premier Tony Blair …

Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair said Friday the Palestinian bid for UN membership was a brilliant tactical move but warned it could become “confrontational” without direct talks with Israel. Continue reading

West Bank cities to back UN bid huge crowds pack

West Bank cities to back UN bid huge crowds pack

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Palestinian youths burn a US flag with the inscription "VETO" during clashes with …

Huge crowds packed into the main towns and cities of the West Bank on Friday as people turned out to support a Palestinian bid to seek UN membership, AFP Continue reading

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