Mahmoud Abbas

Brinkmanship Risks Taking Israelis and Palestinians to the Edge

Toby Greene | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Toby Greene

The wider international community can play a role at this critical moment. To keep open the window for a negotiated solution, Europe and the United States must make clear their expectation that the Palestinians should refrain from unilateral steps and stay at the table.

Cameron's Visit To Israel-Palestine To Urge 'Difficult Final Steps' To Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will use his first visit to Israel and the Palestian territory to call on leaders to take the "difficult final steps" to resolve the dec...

Israel: What Would It Be Getting Out of Any Palestinian Deal? Not Much

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The West's experience in Iraq should have offered a lesson about nation building or destroying. Before there can be a Palestinian state all parts of that proposed state have to be at peace with each other and dedicated to peace with Israel.

Amid the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, is a Peace Agreement on the Horizon?

Max Sobell | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to bring both the Palestinian Authority and the Israelis back to the negotiating table should be lauded as a positive step, the obstacles to any potential peace agreement are still ever-present, numerous and seemingly, at the moment, unsolvable.

Israelis and Palestinians Deserve to Live in Peace

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

US Secretary of State John Kerry must be chuffed at his success in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table. It took six visits to the region and hours of arm twisting behind the scenes to restart the peace talks that broke down in 2008.

Whether We Like It or Not, The Settlers Have Won - The Two-State Solution Is Now Impossible

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

It is now a matter of when, not if, the West Bank boils over into violent protests. All eyes are on events in Damascus, Cairo and Istanbul while Israel continues to oversee the long­est military occupation in the world, 46 years and counting.

Rami Hamdallah Shock Resignation As Palestinian PM

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

The newly-sworn in Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has resigned less than one month into office. Hamdallah, a British-educated academic w...

Palestinian Authority Officially Changes Its Name To 'State Of Palestine'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas has ordered the Palestinian Authority to officially change its name to the State of Palestine. The Palestinian President issued the ...

Palestine Sees UN Status Upgraded

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

The United Nations has voted in favour of upgrading the status of Palestine from entity to non member state in spite of opposition from the US and Isr...

'This Will Save The Two-State Solution'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

United Nations states are set to vote on Palestinian statehood at the General Assembly on Thursday, as Israeli ministers poured scorn on the move, cal...

Ex-Israel PM 'Supports Palestine's UN Bid'

The Daily Beast | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

"I believe," Olmert wrote me, intending his statement to be made public, "that the Palestinian request from the United Nations is congruent with the...

Change My Mind: Will A UN Vote On Palestinian Statehood Undermine The Peace Process?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics

Reports in the press suggest the UK government is preparing to recognise Palestine as a state in its own right. Foreign secretary William Hague is...

Time for a Palestinian State on the Ground, Not on Paper

Toby Greene | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

In all likelihood on Thursday afternoon the UN General Assembly will agree to the request of Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to change the status of Palestine at the UN from observer entity to non-member state. Aside from the Palestinians having to print a new set of headed note paper, what will this achieve? Unfortunately, for ordinary Palestinians, the answer is very little.

UK Should Drop the Double Standards and Say an Unequivocal Yes to UN Recognition of Palestine

Richard Burden | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Proper recognition of Palestine by the UN General Assembly is not the same as peace in the Middle East, but it is a step on the road. Peace can only come from negotiations between the parties and international agreements.

Gaza: Leaders Play to the Gallery, the Innocent Suffer But Will the International Community Act?

Richard Burden | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

The international community must be clear in its call for an immediate ceasefire - that means telling friends that they must stop as well as making the demand on enemies.

Why Nick Clegg Should Focus on the Settlement Not the Settlements

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

"An act of deliberate vandalism" was how Nick Clegg described Israeli settlement building on Monday...But the demand for a complete halt to all Israeli construction over the Green Line is now a road-block preventing the commencement of bilateral talks.

'Education Emergency' In Gaza Prompts £14m Pledge

PA | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Britain has given £14.6 million to build 12 new schools for refugee children in Gaza, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced. ...

Israel Withholds $100m Of Palestinian Revenue

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

Israeli Cabinet ministers have decided to keep withholding around $100m in monthly tax revenues owed to the Palestinian Authority, in what is being se...

Victims Families In Israeli High Court To Delay Gilad Shalit Swap Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

The families of four victims of terrorism have submitted pleas to the Israeli High Court of Justice asking that the release of more than 1,000 prisone...

Britain Condemns New Israeli Settlements

Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

Britain has condemned the decision by Israel to build 1,100 more settlement homes in the West Bank. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the move w...

Abbas Submits Proposal For Palestinian Statehood To The UN

Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, has submitted a formal proposal to the United Nations for Palestinian statehood, a bid that is expected to fail...

Mahmoud Abbas To Address General Assembly In Bid For Statehood

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, is due to submit his formal proposal to the United Nations calling for Palestinian statehood, in a bid that has...

The USA to Veto Its Own Policy

Nehad Ismail | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK
Nehad Ismail

On 24th June 2002 at the Rose Garden of the White House, President George W Bush mentioned for the first time the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Since then this has been the consensus solution that is currently under discussion by the key parties to the conflict.