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By recognizing “State of Palestine,” Sweden could harm Palestinians

The trappings of “statehood” and “state” recognition, however well intentioned, will not restore usurped Palestinian rights.

Will Hamas squander its Gaza victory?

Hicham Safieddine
30 November 2012

Khaled Meshaal’s U-turns make him sound like a broken record of Mahmoud Abbas.

What is an observer state, anyway? A quick lesson on the statehood bid

Mom breaks down the UN bid, in case you needed an analogy for this monumental, historic moment.

Why Israel's "refugee day" is a smokescreen to deny Palestinian rights

Jonathan Cook
5 October 2012
Danny Ayalon’s new diplomatic efforts are designed to distract from — and further deny — the Palestinian right of return.

Israel excluded as model UN meets in Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
5 October 2012
Young Palestinians in Gaza tell the Palestinian Authority and international leaders that they must be included in discussions about their rights.

Play satirizes how aid donors sideline Palestinians

Michelle Gyeney
Jenin refugee camp
1 July 2012
A new play addresses the Palestinian Authority’s addiction to “green medicine” — the $1 billion in foreign aid it receives annually.

Vindictive States of America: After cutting funds to Palestinian Sesame Street, US officials make public visit to Israeli version

It seems the Obama administration will pass up no opportunity to demonstrate its favoritism for Israel and its petty vindictiveness and hostility towards Palestinians.

Today, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv tweeted, “PD [Public Diplomacy] staff met with Israel’s Sesame St. Muppet characters during a behind-the-scenes visit at the Sesame Workshop and Hop TV recording studios.”

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Uproar as Qatar depicts "Palestine" as just the West Bank and Gaza

In a move that has bewildered many Palestinians, Qatar has depicted the “State of Palestine” as the West Bank and Gaza during the opening ceremonies of the Arab Games Doha 2011.

UNESCO funding cut over Palestine vote may harm US economy

Jim Lobe
Washington, DC
1 November 2011
The administration of US President Barack Obama announced Monday that it would immediately cut US funding for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, just hours after UNESCO’s governing board voted overwhelmingly to grant Palestine full membership.


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