There was one significant victory at the United Nations for Mahmoud Abbas, even if it was not the one he sought. Read more about The (unplanned) victory of the UN statehood bid
Victor Kattan argues that UN membership for a State of Palestine would be a strategic asset to the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, although there are risks involved. Read more about The case for UN recognition of Palestine
The Daily Star in Beirut reports on 12 June: James Wolfensohn, former World Bank president, has pulled out of the commencement due to honor him at the American University of Beirut following a petition from students and faculty members over his links to an Israeli think tank and businesses. Read more about Report on The Electronic Intifada boosted campaign to nix AUB speech by Wolfensohn
Weeks after a Palestinian “reconciliation” accord was signed in Cairo with much fanfare, little appears to have happened. What is going on? Read more about What happened to Palestinian "reconciliation"?
Former World Bank president and Middle East Quartet envoy James D. Wolfensohn is an investor in an Israeli company that is developing transport infrastructure for Jewish-only settlements built in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law, an investigation by The Electronic Intifada reveals. Read more about Quartet ex-envoy's investment helps Israel greenwash settlements
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