Last week, in a historic move, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared his intentions to ask the international community to recognize a Palestinian state.He travels to New York this week and plans to take his case directly to the U.N. Security Council.
This week, Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council to recognize an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, arguing that they have the necessary infrastructure to sustain themselves as a nation. Both the U.S. and Israel strongly oppose the move. We examine what U.N.
The Greek Coast Guard on Friday intercepted a boat with Illinois protesters heading to the Gaza Strip. Greece reportedly announced it was banning vessels to Gaza from leaving Greek ports. The boat, called the Audacity of Hope, would have helped form a flotilla planned to challenge Israel’s
Religious leaders in Chicago are reacting to President Barack Obama's foreign policy speech on Thursday. Islamic and Jewish organizations in Chicago praised the speech overall, but disagreed over Mr. Obama's tone toward Palestine and Israel.
Leaders of the Palestinian Authority and the Islamic Hamas movement completed an agreement to end an almost four-year rift and establish a unity government.Israeli officials say the accord will harm the peace process.
Dennis Ross, special assistant to President Obama on Middle East issues, said Monday, “If Israel can view one lesson from the events in Egypt, it is the danger of getting stuck with an unsustainable status quo.”