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After Palestine’s Statehood Bid: Resolutions and ‘Solutions’ | Counterpunch

It’s odd that the Israel-Palestine conflict always calls up talk about solutions rather than resolutions, as if some moral puzzle bedeviled the future of the Palestinians and Israel. Perhaps this is because no state has come into existence amid such paroxysms of morality. Times change, and the moralizing about Israel is now obsolescent. The 20th Century agonies of genocide and ...

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Mideast peace process stalled says PLO | Global Post

The Middle East peace process has stalled and the international community faces a “real test” to achieve a two-state solution, a prominent member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization has said. The United States’ refusal to support the Palestinian bid for full United Nations membership has in part contributed to a widening gap between the two sides and doubts over their ...

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Palestine in Criminal Court Triggers Western, Israeli Fears | IPS ipsnews.net

NITED NATIONS, Sep 27, 2011 (IPS) – If Palestine fails to achieve full statehood recognition at the United Nations, the only other viable option is to get “enhanced” observer status with the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N.’s highest policy making body. But that proposed new status has already triggered Israeli and Western fears that Palestinians may also logically win the ...

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MIDEAST: Israel Builds Settlements, and Wants Talks | IPS ipsnews.net

JERUSALEM, Oct 3, 2011 IPS – Days after his half-hearted conciliatory U.N. appearance, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had already approved the construction of 1,100 flats in occupied East Jerusalem. Yet on Sunday, he threw his support behind the new Mideast Quartet’s peace plan with the Palestinians.” Israel is welcoming the Quartet’s call for direct negotiations without pre-conditions between Israel ...

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