Palestinian Authority

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 ...

UK Summons Israel's Ambassador Over 'Deplorable' Settlements

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

The Israeli ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub ,has been officially summoned to the Foreign Office, as Britain warned Israel of a "strong reaction" if ...

Could The UK Recall Its Ambassador To Israel Over Settlements?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

The Foreign Office has refused to deny it is considering withdrawing its ambassador to Israel over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to exp...

Israel Reacts To UN Vote By Withholding Tax Transfer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Israel has rejected the United Nations' vote on Palestinian statehood and announced it will withhold a £75m tax transfer in retribution, reports 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...

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.

Israel and Palestine

Ian Lucas | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK
Ian Lucas

If reports that prime minister Netanyahu has established a new coalition in Israel in order to help him rejuvenate the peace process with the Palestinians are right, it is needed desperately.

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...

UN Palestinian Statehood Vote: Britain Will Abstain, Hague Tells Commons

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

The UK will abstain on a UN vote on Palestinian statehood, Foreign Secretary William Hague has told the Commons. The announcement came after Hague...

Israel Speeds Up Settlement Construction In Response To Palestinian Admission To Unesco

The Guardian | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Israel is to expedite the construction of about 2,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in response to the Palestinians'...

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...

Olivia Williams

'We Have To Recognise Palestinian Desperation' Ex-UN Ambassador Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Olivia Williams | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK

US envoys, flanked by Tony Blair and Catherine Ashton, the EU high representative for foreign affairs, headed over on a diplomatic mission to head off...

September in Palestine

Joel Braunold | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK Politics
Joel Braunold

Can a two state solution still be salvaged after September? Assuming that there is no creative solution to the UN confrontation, the world will need to focus on how to keep the solution alive even while the parties lose faith in it.

Britain should say yes to a Palestinian state...

Darrell Goodliffe | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics
Darrell Goodliffe

The importance of winning recognition for a Palestinian state is that it begins to redress the imbalance in how both Palestinian and Israeli claims are addressed by the international community.