China supports Palestinian-UN bid

Chinese minister of Foreign Affairs, Yang Jaiche, declared Monday that China support the Palestinian-UN bid for statehood, the Palestine Information & News Agency (WAFA) reported late Monday. “China always supports the Palestinian just cause, and it supports them to obtain full membership at the UN and implementing the two-state solution through political negotiations and establishing an independent and sovereign Palestinian state” the Chinese minister said during his speech to the UN General Assembly. “Palestinian independence should be based on 1967 borders with East of Jerusalem as its capital,” he added. On Friday, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, handed over his … Continue reading China supports Palestinian-UN bid

PLO official: All agreements with Israel will be reviewed

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — PLO Executive Committee member Taysir Khaled said Sunday that all agreements signed with Israel would be reviewed. Khaled said in a statement that the PLO would convene to discuss the “next phase” following President Mahmoud Abbas’ submission of a bid to join the United Nations in New York. Dissolving the Palestinian Authority is “an option,” he said, adding that it was “too early” to discuss specific plans. President Mahmoud Abbas told world leaders on Friday that Israel’s continued illegal settlement building threatened the existence of the West Bank government, during his address to the UN General Assembly … Continue reading PLO official: All agreements with Israel will be reviewed

Israel’s Peace Plan Is A Grand Illusion

Anna O’Leary Salem-News.com Israel’s current policies are at odds with American national interests and certain core American values. (DUBLIN) – The portrayal of Israel as primed for peace and Palestine hell bent on war was debunked at the United Nations. Until now the official version of the story had more holes in it than Swiss cheese. The original Zionist dream of establishing a state where none had existed for nearly two millennia has been painful for Palestinians. Responsibility for the continued conflict rests with Israel. Netanyahu is but the latest in a line of Israeli prime ministers who seek ‘peace’ … Continue reading Israel’s Peace Plan Is A Grand Illusion

Robert Fisk: Why the Middle East will never be the same again

The Palestinians won’t achieve statehood, but they will consign the ‘peace process’ to history. The Palestinians won’t get a state this week. But they will prove – if they get enough votes in the General Assembly and if Mahmoud Abbas does not succumb to his characteristic grovelling in the face of US-Israeli power – that they are worthy of statehood. And they will establish for the Arabs what Israel likes to call – when it is enlarging its colonies on stolen land – “facts on the ground”: never again can the United States and Israel snap their fingers and expect … Continue reading Robert Fisk: Why the Middle East will never be the same again

Roep die Palestijnse staat gewoon uit!

De Palestijnen vragen vandaag het lidmaatschap aan van de Verenigde Naties. Ze kunnen beter het Israëlische voorbeeld volgen: de Joden riepen in 1948 eenzijdig de staat Israël uit. Het is vier uur ’s middags als hij het podium beklimt, bloedjenerveus, maar vastberaden. De afgelopen dagen is overal koortsachtig overlegd, diplomaten onderhandelden achter de schermen en oefenden immense druk uit om een uitweg uit de impasse te zoeken. De Verenigde Staten voelen zich door de ontwikkelingen in een hoek gedrukt, ze moeten een keuze maken die de reputatie van de Amerikanen in het olierijke en strategisch gelegen Midden-Oosten kan maken of … Continue reading Roep die Palestijnse staat gewoon uit!

PROTEST ACTIE TEGEN NIQAAB VERBOD BIJ 2de KAMER!

Tijd vrijdag 7 oktober · 16:00 – 18:30 Locatie Den Haag Gemaakt door: Judith Kraak Meer informatie Met de wil en toestemming van Allaah zullen wij op vrijdag 7 oktober van 16.00 – 18.30 een actie houden. Daarin zullen wij onze ongenoegen uiten en dit verwerpen. Wij attenderen onze geliefde achterban dan ook om een gaatje vrij te houden op deze mooie vrijdag. Continue reading PROTEST ACTIE TEGEN NIQAAB VERBOD BIJ 2de KAMER!

Middle East Quartet Convenes in New York

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union Catherine Ashton released a statement after their meeting of the Middle East Quartet in New York on September 23, 2011. Secretary Clinton said, “The United States is very pleased that the Quartet was able to issue a statement today with a concrete and detailed proposal to begin negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians without delay or preconditions. “The Quartet proposal represents the firm conviction of the international community … Continue reading Middle East Quartet Convenes in New York