Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Palestine

EU member states considering jointly recognizing Palestinian state in coming weeks

Several member states of the European Union are considering to jointly recognize the state of Palestine on May 21, Public broadcaster RTE reported Wednesday.

US could suspend funding for UN over Palestine: Report

The US government could stop all funding for UN agencies if a resolution recognizing Palestine as qualifying for UN full membership is adopted, Reuters has reported.

Muslim nations to discuss Palestine soon, Gaza in focus

The heads of the Muslim states and members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will soon get together to discuss the ongoing Israeli onslaught against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Iranian universities rise up to support expelled pro-Palestinian students in US, Europe

Dozens of universities in Iran have offered free scholarships to the students who have been expelled from US and European universities for taking part in pro-Palestinian protest rallies in recent weeks.

PA says US support behind Israel’s disregard for warnings against Rafah invasion

The Palestinian Authority  (PA) has blamed the US bias for Israel’s disregard for growing opposition to launching a military offensive in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip.

Rival Palestinian groups Fatah, Hamas meet in China

Officials from Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas have held a meeting in China for talks on potential reconciliation.

European countries expected to recognize Palestinian statehood by end of May: Top diplomat

Several European member states are expected to recognize Palestinian statehood by the end of May, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell stated on Monday at the sidelines of a World Economic Forum special meeting in Riyadh.

Palestine President Abbas says he will “reevaluate” U.S. relations after UN veto

President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has stated that the authority will "reevaluate its relations with the U.S." after Washington vetoed the Palestinians' bid to become a full member state at the United Nations.

3 European countries moving closer to recognising a Palestinian state

Ireland and Norway are both moving closer to recognising Palestinian statehood, leaders of the two countries expressed separately after meetings with Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who also champions the move.

US vows to block Palestine push for full UN membership

Washington has vowed to block a new bid by the Palestinians for full membership in the United Nations.

Iran vice president insists on ceasefire in Gaza

The Iranian vice president for women and family affairs says Iran is adamantly pursuing efforts to help establish a truce in Gaza after months of unrelenting Israeli strikes against the Palestinians in the besieged territory.

China’s FM calls for permanent UN membership for Palestine

Beijing supports Palestine in becoming a full member of the United Nations (UN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.

Young Americans’ positive views of Israel fall by 26 percent: Poll

A new survey has found that young Americans' favourable views of Israel have fallen by more than 25 percent over the past year, amid Israel's war on Gaza which has so far killed nearly 31,000 Palestinians, mainly children and women.

Top Saudi diplomat calls for Islamic states’ collective efforts in support of Palestine amid Gaza war

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian in the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Tuesday, and stressed the importance of collective attempts by the Muslim nations within the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the international organizations, including the United Nations, in support of the Palestinian people.

Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state ‘not a taboo’ for France

Recognition of a Palestinian state is “not a taboo” for Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron has stressed, indicating that France could make a unilateral decision if efforts toward a two-state solution don’t move forward due to opposition from Israel.

US weighing options to recognize Palestinian state after Gaza war: Report

The US is reviewing options to recognize a Palestinian state when the war in the Gaza Strip is over, according to a report by Axios.

PA president calls on states to reconsider halt to UN agency funding

The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has urged countries that halted funding the United Nations relief agency in Gaza to reconsider their decision.

Netanyahu tells Biden he has not ruled out possibility of a Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Joe Biden in a telephone conversation Friday that public comments he made on Thursday, in which he appeared to reject the idea of creating a Palestinian state, were not meant to foreclose the possibility of a Palestinian state in any form, a person familiar with the issue told CNN. It comes a day after after Netanyahu appeared to reject the idea of creating a Palestinian state, a comment that would put him at odds with Biden’s position.

President Raisi likens Gaza war to Western-backed Iraq war on Iran

The Iranian president has drawn a parallel between the war crimes committed by the now-executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in western Iran during the imposed war of 1980s, and the massive Israeli strikes against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Saudi delegation visits West Bank for first time in three decades

Saudi Arabia, which has engaged in US-brokered talks with Israel to potentially normalise relations, Tuesday sent a delegation to the occupied West Bank for the first time in 30 years.

Regional security and stability hinge on Palestinian issue: Saudi Arabia

Security and stability in the Middle East requires a fair and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian problem, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has stated.

Deadly fighting continues in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, 15 killed so far

At least six people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in fresh clashes in Lebanon’s largest Palestinian camp, the Palestinian Red Crescent’s Lebanon branch has confirmed, taking the death toll to 15 since fighting broke out on September 7.

Ten killed, dozens injured as clashes resume in Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Ten people have been killed and dozens more wounded in renewed violence between rival groups in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon.

Four killed in Palestinian clashes in Lebanon refugee camp

Four people were killed as clashes between Palestinian groups returned to a Lebanon refugee camp on Saturday, the official Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) has reported.

Palestinian delegation to discuss Israeli-Saudi normalization with officials in Riyadh: Report

A Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation will discuss Ramallah’s role in a possible Saudi Arabia-Israel normalisation agreement in an upcoming meeting with American and Saudi officials in Riyadh, several sources have told Middle East Eye news outlet.

Latest news