State of Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinians Ditch Bid For Membership In UN Tourism Body

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian leadership on Wednesday ditched a bid for full state membership in the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) following pressure from Israel and the U.S.

AP Photo/Bernat Armangu

Germany Attacks Israel’s East Jerusalem Settlement Plans

BERLIN – Germany on Thursday strongly criticized Israel’s plans to push ahead with the building of hundreds of new settlements in East Jerusalem, saying it would undermine efforts to peacefully resolve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister


Israel Omitted But Palestine Included On Chain Store Globe

A novelty globe sold at Poundland shops in the UK and Ireland displays “Palestine” where the State of Israel should be featured. The £1 Mini Globe, described as a “unique desk accessory” was bought at a London branch of the budget

Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Vatican: Holy Land Two-State Solution ‘As Soon as Possible’

Representatives of the Holy See and the State of Palestine signed a “Global Agreement” in the Vatican on Friday regarding “essential aspects of the life and activity of the Church in the State of Palestine” while reaffirming at the same time “support for a negotiated and peaceful solution of the situation in the region.”