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French MPs recognize Palestine as a state in non-binding vote | Al Akhbar English

French lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process. 780 more words

Questioning Sweden’s ‘Bold’ Diplomatic Initiative


It was a welcome move, but only in some respects. The new center-left Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, in his inaugural speech to Parliament indicated on October 3rd the intention of the Swedish government to recognize Palestinian statehood. 1,347 more words


Saudi Boeing F-15 Deal Delayed

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – There are rumblings that the Boeing F-15 deal with Saudi Arabia is delayed.  There’s speculation the Saudis are upset with President Obama’s support of Arab Spring demonstrations or his opposition to Palestine becoming a state through U.N. 88 more words


Palestine - Voices for a Lost Cause?

Here are two views on Israel and Palestine – on from the mainstream media, and one closer to home. The first is from Andrew Sullivan, pioneering blogger and columnist for the UK Sunday Times. 1,362 more words

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Obama Throws Palestine Under the Bus

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2011 by Inter Press Service

by Jim Lobe

WASHINGTON — The right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could not be more pleased. 1,196 more words

Roger Hollander