Palestinian Statehood

Middle East Minister's Warns 'You Can Only Play This Card Once'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

Britain will recognise a Palestinian state when it believes it will help the peace process, the Middle East Minister said, amid pressure for the Gover...

UK 'Likely To Abstain On Palestinian Statehood Vote'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics

Britain is ready to back calls at the United Nations for recognition of a Palestinian state if it gives a commitment to an immediate and unconditional...

Justice for the Palestinians Remains the Pressing Issue Facing the World Today

John Wight | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK
John Wight

Armed with the crude childlike diagram of a bomb, Mr Netanyahu sought to press home to the delegates in attendance the necessity of joining him in his mission to take military action against Iran before it get its hands on a nuclear weapon.

Why the UNESCO Membership is About More Than Palestinian Independence

Joel Braunold | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK
Joel Braunold

More than any other UN agency, UNESCO has the ability to further this conflict by reclassifying different sites in the West Bank to ignore their Jewish heritage. If they do this, they will make the painful compromises that the Jews of Israel need to make even harder to get to.

Liam Fox Takes A Swipe At Blair... And Cameron

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Politics

Tony Blair's record as prime minister means he lacks the "great qualities" to be part of the Quartet on the Middle East, the defence secretary has sai...

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...

Palestine: What Now?

Joel Braunold | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK
Joel Braunold

With a week of non-stop op-eds offering different views of the goings on in Turtle Bay, it's time to focus on practical, real-world solutions if we are still dedicated to the Two State Solution.

Obama's Intransigence on Palestine Risks a new Intifada - and War

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

The Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations is a welcome, long overdue catharsis. It has shaken up the moribund peace process; putting the plight of the Palestinians on the world stage like no other initiative for decades. The Palestinian people have a right to a self-governing homeland, just like the Jewish people and all people's everywhere. Self-determination is enshrined in the UN Charter. So why has it been denied to the Palestinians for six decades? And why now, when they seek it, are western powers, led by the US, conspiring to yet again postpone their birthright?

Deadlock in the Middle East, Drama in New York

David Miliband | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Politics
David Miliband

The failure to establish a Palestinian state living alongside a secure Israel was the greatest diplomatic failure in forty years.

Palestine Not Playing Ball

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Scott Hill

The reality is that if Obama were really getting tough on Israel he would ardently condemn settlement building and encourage the Palestinian statehood bid.