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September 2, 2011

Palestine – United Nations Faces The Music

The horrendous news of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Nigeria’s capital – Abuja – reportedly by a radical Islamist group – killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 60 other persons – has been rightly described …

August 24, 2011

Palestine – Jerusalem Challenges The United Nations

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 24 Aug 2011

Jerusalem’s continued existence as an undivided city will remain unaffected by any United Nations (UN) decision recognizing a Palestinian Arab State based on the June 1967 armistice lines.

August 18, 2011

Palestine – Duping The United Nations

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 18 Aug 2011

Dr Ghassan Khatib, the Special Envoy of the unelected and unconstitutional Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, last week addressed the Capital Jewish Forum in the Victorian Parliament House. He was introduced by Mr Izzat Abdulhadi, Palestinian Authority Head of …

August 9, 2011

Palestine – Is Obama Honoring The Bush Pledge?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 09 Aug 2011

A report this week claims that President Obama has now decided to honor the terms of a letter given by former President George Bush to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on 14 April 2004.

August 1, 2011

Palestine – Ending the Pretending, Facing the Facts

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 01 Aug 2011

The debate in the Security Council this week on the situation in the Middle East was the last before the opening of the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly – affording the United States an opportunity to state its position …

July 28, 2011

Palestine – United Nations Needs Reality Check

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 28 Jul 2011

Speculation continues to mount that the United Nations (UN) will be approached in September to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian Arab State in the West Bank and Gaza for the first time in recorded history – without regard to considering the …

July 19, 2011

Palestine – Quartet Misses The Beat

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 19 Jul 2011

The utter futility inherent in pursuing the two- state solution – the creation of a 22nd Arab State between Israel and Jordan – was brought home this week when the most powerful negotiating team ever assembled in history …

July 13, 2011

Jordan – Abbas offers Abdullah the Kiss of Death

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 13 Jul 2011

Jordan’s King Abdullah is clearly worried about the future direction of his country – if developments over recent weeks are any indication.

His Majesty told the Washington Post on 16 June:

July 7, 2011

Palestine – Testing the World’s Patience

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 07 Jul 2011

The Palestinian Authority headed by an unelected President – Mahmoud Abbas – and an unelected Prime Minister – Salam Fayyad – continue to live in a fantasy dream world.

Talks to replace the Fayyad Government with yet another unelected Government comprising …

June 29, 2011

Palestine: Forget Reconciliation Between Hamas And Fatah

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 29 Jun 2011

The much vaunted reconciliation between rival Palestinian Arab groups Hamas and Fatah still remains a mirage almost two months after the widely publicized signing of a reconciliation agreement in Cairo between the two groups on 4 May.

June 21, 2011

Palestine – Unleashing The Self-Determination Genie

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 21 Jun 2011

It is hard to believe that the possibility of the Palestinians successfully approaching the UN in September and obtaining “a license to statehood “ is even being seriously contemplated.

June 14, 2011

Palestine – An Arab West Bank Is A Lost Cause

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 14 Jun 2011

The 44th Anniversary of the Six Day War occurred this week on 5 June 1967.

It is therefore opportune to recall some of the significant events that led to Jordan’s loss of the West Bank in that War ending 19 …

June 1, 2011

Palestine – Jordanian Land Grants – Not Israeli Land Swaps

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 01 Jun 2011

President Obama has been widely praised since his speech to the State Department on 19 May when he stated:

May 26, 2011

Palestine – Obama Continues To Fudge On America’s Commitment To Israel

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 26 May 2011

President Obama in an address to the AIPAC Policy Conference on 22 May has failed to redress the enormous damage done by him to America’s integrity and reputation during his speech three days earlier at the State Department.

May 25, 2011

Palestine – Obama Sinks America’s Integrity and Reputation

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 25 May 2011

Remarks made by President Obama at the State Department in Washington on 19 May indicate he is prepared to honour some – but not all – commitments made to Israel by former American President George W Bush in …

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