Palestinian flag. File photo To my surprise, I learned that declaring the State of Israel was hardly a slam-dunk for David Ben-Gurion. He barely won a 6-4 vote for independence after a nearly 12 hour debate on May 12, 1948 since some members of the national committee opposed the U.N
Can Palestines liberation come from UN? (P.1) Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIEaL9TZoq8 Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian national unity government, has called on the United Nations Security Council to support…
A Holocaust denial video that suggested Jews were not exterminated by gas chambers at the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp mysteriously received flattering praise in letters from the offices of one U.S. representative, a Maine state representative and a high-ranking policy adviser to the president of Hungary who now works for …
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, front and center, talks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, to his right, as they gather for a group photo with other Gaza Donor Conference attendees in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.
New Palestinian unity government today held its first cabinet meeting at the site of Hamas’ 50-day war with Israel The meeting marked the end of more than seven years of absolute Hamas control over the coastal territory The ministers’ convoy today toured the badly damaged town of Beit Hanoun and the neighbourhood of Shijaiyah However, it is unclear how much power the cabinet will hold as none of its members are aligned to Hamas or Fatah It comes just days before Western-backed president Mahmoud Abbas will seek $4billion in reconstruction aid By Corey Charlton for MailOnline Published: 13:11 EST, 9 October 2014 | Updated: 16:19 EST, 9 October 2014 77 shares 55 View comments The new Palestinian unity government held a cabinet meeting in the war-battered Gaza Strip for the first time today, marking the end of more than seven years of absolute Hamas control of the coastal territory. In establishing a Gaza foothold, the cabinet also tried to assure the international community that foreign aid for Gaza’s reconstruction will not reach the militant group Hamas, which is shunned by the West as a terror group. The meeting came three days before an international pledging conference in Cairo where Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to seek $4 billion for Gaza reconstruction after the recent 50-day war between Israel and Hamas
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian technocrat prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip on Thursday and convened the first meeting of a unity government there since a brief civil war in 2007 between Hamas and forces loyal to the Fatah party. Dozens of Fatah security personnel loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas and policemen from the Hamas-led interior ..