Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, takes his case for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations this week. It’s a matter of basic justice, Abbas will argue.
He will claim that the Palestinian people were dispossessed by the new state of Israel in 1948, which is still preventing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. Read More
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With the advent of the Arab Spring, several former Arab tyrannies (Egypt, Tunisia, now Libya, perhaps Syria next) have thrown off dictators and are, or will be, moving toward elections. And in Jordan and Morocco, the kings have announced new constitutional arrangements that move powers to elected officials.
In every case, it is understood that free elections are central. Read More
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told U.S. officials on Wednesday that he is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, the Jerusalem Post is reporting.
Abbas made the comments during a meeting in Ramallah with Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and the U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem, Daniel Rubenstein. Read More