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Posts Tagged ‘Mahmoud Abbas

A UN speech that every Palestinian wanted to hear

September 27, 2011

At the UN, President Mahmoud Abbas used terms like “ethnic cleansing”,“al-Nakba”, “apartheid policies” and “racist annexation Wall”. His speech was indeed befitting of being a historical platform to voice the issue of Palestine. It encapsulated the suffering the Palestinians have endured for 63 years, from the horrors of their ethnic cleansing in 1948 to the […]

Mahmoud Abbas UN address on Palestine

September 24, 2011

As President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations an application for Palestine to be admitted as a full member of the United Nations. The bid to win recognition of a state in the West Bank, […]

American Foreign Policy Folly

January 30, 2011

The U.S. keeps Mubarak in power—it gave his regime $1.5 billion in aid last year—mainly because he supports America’s pro-Israel policies, especially by helping Israel maintain its stranglehold on Gaza. [Israel and Egypt alone receive 1/3 of America’s total American foreign aid!] The U.S. supports Mahmoud Abbas for the same reason: he is seen as […]

The Palestine Papers and the Dream of Statehood

January 28, 2011

The Palestine Papers are the largest leak of confidential files in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a cache of more than 1,600 documents encompassing the most recent decade of negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, The Palestine Papers make it clear that part of the Palestinian Authority — […]

Palestine gaining official state recognition

December 27, 2010

On December 24, Ecuador became the fifth South American country to formally recognize Palestine as an independent and free state. Earlier in December, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia announced their recognition of Palestine within the borders that the country had before the 1967 six-day-war. This is part of a diplomatic push by Palestinian president Mahmoud […]

PLO Leadership Blackmailed By Israel?

October 12, 2009

Two months ago, many western commentators were jubilant that Mahmoud Abbas, the U.S.-supported head of both the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Palestinian Authority (PA), was making a comeback. But a series of events in recent weeks has sent Abbas’s level of support from his people into a nosedive. The most serious has been the […]

Palestinian Abbas appears to let Israel off the hook for Gaza war crimes

October 6, 2009

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faced growing outrage at home over his decision to withdraw support for a UN report that alleged Israel and Hamas committed war crimes in last winter’s Gaza war. And mystery surrounds his request to postpone a vote on a U.N. fact-finding report prepared by Judge Richard Goldstone, which convicts Israel for […]