Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has submitted his bid to the UN for recognition of a Palestinian state.
To rapturous applause in the General Assembly, he urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967 borders. Continue reading
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
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