Palestinians consider Mideast talks trump card: declaring statehood
- Israel weighs up the options. // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;2/7/1997, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p13
Reports that Israel is considering its options in negotiations with Palestinian and Syria. Plan to forge a platform for final status talks with the Palestinians; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's position on Palestinian statehood; Pressure on Israel to abide by agreements.
- Mideast. // Washington Jewish Week;9/8/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 36, p10
The article presents updates on the Mideast. Turkey has suspended defense industry ties with Israel and stopped trade while waiting for a decision on permanently suspending trade. Israel's Air force bombed a weapons factory in Gaza after rockets launched from Gaza struck Israel. Palestinian...
- Cardin leads push to consider cessation of Palestinian aid. // Washington Jewish Week;7/14/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 28, p8
The article reports on the effort led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) that calls on the U.S. government to consider stopping financial aid to the Palestinian Authority if it declares statehood without negotiating first with Israel in the fall of 2011. It says that the 11-point document of Cardin...
- Patience, Mr. Arafat. // Christian Science Monitor;4/12/99, Vol. 91 Issue 94, p10
Editorial. Suggests that Yasser Arafat threatens to destabilize Israeli-Palestinian relations with his proposal to declare a Palestinian state on May 4, 1999. Why peace talks have made meager progress since the election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996; Arafat's timing...
- PALESTINIANS-STATEHOOD. // Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);9/8/2011, Vol. 199 Issue 5170, p9
The article discusses the perceived conflict between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the U.S. regarding the plan of the former to bid for a United Nations (UN) membership. It says that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair, and US Special Envoy to the...
- Arafat plays the compromiser. Yalowitz, G. // U.S. News & World Report;9/26/88, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p38
Discusses how Yasir Arafat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, is working to hash out compromises for disagreements over strategy and goals which threaten to destroy a Palestinian drive toward statehood and a Mideast peace settlement. Problems; Pressure.
- Comment. Lancaster, Pat // Middle East;Oct2011, Issue 426, p8
In this article, the author discusses the anticipation of the historic General Assembly vote on the issue of considering the membership status of the Palestinian state in the United Nations (UN). The author notes the opposition of the U.S. to advise other members to contradict the motion and the...
- Congress makes Elmo cry by defunding Palestinian 'Sesame Street'. Sharqieh, Ibrahim // Christian Science Monitor;1/31/2012, pN.PAG
In protest of the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen froze $192 million in funding for USAID programs, including a Palestinian version of 'Sesame Street.' The move has not only jeopardized the show, but US Mideast policy.
- Birth of a Nation. Pryce-Jones, David // National Review;5/31/1999, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p22
The article considers the implications of the statehood of Palestine. Between Israel and Jordan, a new nation is emerging: Palestine. The process has been long and difficult. Beginning in the unilateral declaration of independence by Palestinian Liberation Organization Leader Yasser Arafat,...
- EU to help Palestinians' statehood pledge. // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;4/9/1999, Vol. 43 Issue 14, p15
Reports on the support of the European Union for Palestine's pledge to become a state. Compensation for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on his willingness to delay a declaration of statehood; Reaffirmation of the Palestinians' rights to self-determination.