They should forget any ambitions to gain statehood from the UN - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '36'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '122'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • zionist forever
    • 08.09.11 | 16:14 (IDT)

    They will have no trouble at all getting a non binding resolution supporting statehood in the General Assembly ( probably about 3 quarters of the UN will support them ). Whilst they will win in the General Assembly to formerly be granted statehood and UN membership they must go to the Security Council where the US has a veto and has said they will veto any plans for statehood which will mean all they have is a General Assembly resolution Israel is free to say it does not recognize and ignore so on the ground very little will change. If Abbas hadn't been such a fool he would have made use of his ally Obama when he was in a position to help him which he no longer is. If he had agreed to the UNCONDITIONAL talks which Bibi was offering and was all he was able to offer then with Obama's help he could have got negotiated concessions from Bibi. He probably could have negotiated a long term settlement freeze and an end to the Gaza blockade if not more but instead he wanted to play the region's new hard man and refused to negotiate when Obama was at his political prime and now after 3 years of refusing to talk Obama now has to support Israel in the UN for the sake of his election campaign.

    from the article: Palestinians deny submitting official statehood request to UN
    First published 14:50 08.09.11 | Last updated 14:50 08.09.11
Haaretz Headlines
A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria.

Ya'alon: Syria will not return to what it was before civil year

Defense minister sees Syria splitting into separate enclaves representing the main groups active in the fighting.

Avigdor 'Yanush' Ben Gal in 2013

Legendary IDF general Avigdor 'Yanush' Ben-Gal dead at 80

Ben-Gal, credited with playing a key role in Israel's victory over Syria in 1973, was 'one of the few who, by virtue of their actions, shaped the IDF, the armored corps and our combat doctrine,' Defense Minister Ya'alon says.

The scene of a suspected car-ramming attack near Ma'aleh Adumim, February 13, 2016.

4 border policemen wounded in suspected West Bank attack

Earlier, a Palestinian woman shot dead after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier in Hebron.

prayer Kadoorie–Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto, Portugal

New citizenship law revives Jewish community in Portugal

Five years ago, they were too poor to hire a full-time rabbi. But Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews has breathed new life into the Jewish Community of Porto.