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September 1, 2012

Palestine – Where To From Here?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 01 Sep 2012

Israel’s Foreign Minister – Avigdor Liberman – has written to Her Excellency Baroness Ashton – High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security “to demonstrate Israel’s goodwill, desire to build trust and sincere desire to …

August 24, 2012

Palestine – Burying the Past – Faking the Future

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 24 Aug 2012

Richard Falk – United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967″ – provides compelling proof of how successful the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has been in its attempt to bury historical …

August 2, 2012

Palestine – Jews and Arabs, the Mandate and the Law

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 02 Aug 2012

The Levy Commission’s resurrection of the Mandate for Palestine as the legal title deed establishing Israel’s entitlement to claim sovereignty in the West Bank has come 48 years after the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) first tried to bury it.

July 26, 2012

Palestine – United Nations Perfidy Exposed

The canard – supported by countless United Nations General Assembly Resolutions – that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal in international law – has been dealt a crushing blow with the the recent release of the Levy Committee …

July 16, 2012

Palestine – Foreign Political Interference Dressed Up As Humanitarian Aid

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 16 Jul 2012

Attempts by foreign Governments and international aid agencies to politically influence the outcome of negotiations begun under the Oslo Accords in 1993 – now seriously threaten the total abandonment of those Accords.

The battleground for such foreign interference is …

July 13, 2012

Palestine, Peoplehood and Presbyterians

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 13 Jul 2012

The attempt by the Palestinian Arabs to create a second state – in addition to Jordan – reached the hallowed halls of the two million members of the Presbyterian Church in America this week.

By a razor thin margin of 333-331 …

July 5, 2012

Palestine – Israel Set To Extend Its Sovereignty Into West Bank

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 05 Jul 2012

A confluence of events is increasingly pointing to Israel taking action in the very near future to extend its sovereignty over a substantial part – if not all – of the 61% of the West Bank it has totally …

June 4, 2012

Palestine – Racist and Apartheid Policies Plague Peace Proposals

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 04 Jun 2012

Mahmoud Abbas – President of Palestine and the Palestinian Authority - Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Movement (PLO) and Fatah – the PLO’s largest faction - has doomed to the garbage bin any possible peace proposals that might be offered by Israel’s …

May 17, 2012

Palestine – Israel Has Had Enough

The Palestinian Authority’s decision to unilaterally seek Palestinian statehood at the United Nations and UNESCO – in breach of its obligations under the Oslo Accords and the Roadmap – has propelled Benjamin Netanyahu and Shaul Mofaz into forming Israel’s government …

April 29, 2012

Palestine – Statehood Supersedes Oslo Accords and Roadmap

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 29 Apr 2012

The Middle East changed dramatically with the recognition and admission of the State of Palestine to UNESCO on 31 October 2011 – resulting finally in the achievement of the two-state solution unsuccessfully sought for the last 19 years in negotiations …

March 20, 2012

Palestine in Tatters – Obama’s Obsolescent Opinion Scarcely Matters

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 20 Mar 2012

The much vaunted reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah has become yet another missed opportunity and non-event following revelations by the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) chief electoral officer – Hisham Kuhail – that the May 4 date set for presidential …

March 12, 2012

UNESCO Decision On Palestine Backfires Badly

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 12 Mar 2012

A Report just issued by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova reveals the extent of the serious crisis facing UNESCO following its decision to admit “Palestine” as its 195th member State – contrary to the terms of UNESCO’S own Constitution …

February 22, 2012

UNESCO Must Choose – “Palestine” or the World?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 22 Feb 2012

The Obama administration formally announced its intention this week to ask Congress to waive a ban on American funding of 22% of UNESCO’s budget following UNESCO’s decision to admit “Palestine“ as its 195th member state on 31 October 2011.

The announcement …

February 13, 2012

UNESCO On The Nose

UNESCO seems set to preside over a looming global humanitarian crisis as it continues to struggle in its efforts to cope with the loss of $260 million – 22% of its projected budget – until the end of 2013.

February 8, 2012

Palestine Poison Pill Paralyses UNESCO

Palestine’s admission as the 195th member state of UNESCO – in possible breach of UNESCO’s own Constitution – has become a very painful poison pill for UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova to swallow.

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