Tagged: General Assembly

Palestine No Longer Bound By Oslo Accords Op-Eds & Analysis
Huffington Post Live

Palestine No Longer Bound By Oslo Accords

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said at the United Nations that Palestine is no longer bound by the series of peace accords that date back to the 1990s. We break down what this means ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech.

on October 1, 2015
Fact Check: Netanyahu’s 2015 UNGA Address Fact Sheets
IMEU

Fact Check: Netanyahu’s 2015 UNGA Address

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu having addressed the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, October 1, 2015, the IMEU offers the following fact check on claims made in his speech.

on October 1, 2015
Diana Buttu: Abbas Needs to Call for International ‘Sanctions’ on Israel Op-Eds & Analysis
Al Jazeera America

Diana Buttu: Abbas Needs to Call for International ‘Sanctions’ on Israel

Diana Buttu: Abbas needs to call for international 'sanctions' on Israel. The former legal adviser to the PLO also added that the Palestinian president needs to accept a one-state solution. Watch Buttu's analysis of Abbas' UN General Assembly speech.

on September 30, 2015
Mahmoud Abbas Tells UN He Will No Longer Observe Oslo Accords Op-Eds & Analysis
Jessica Schulberg, The Huffington Post

Mahmoud Abbas Tells UN He Will No Longer Observe Oslo Accords

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday declared that he will no longer be bound by the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, citing Israel's failure to uphold its obligations under the peace agreement.

on September 30, 2015
A New, Deliberately Provocative Right-wing Incursion into Sacred Ground Op-Eds & Analysis
Nur Arafeh, Salon

A New, Deliberately Provocative Right-wing Incursion into Sacred Ground

World leaders converging on the UN General Assembly will soon be hearing from Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. They should focus on Jerusalem, which is again at a boiling point and has the potential to be a global flashpoint if international leaders and diplomats fail to address increasingly reckless rhetoric from Israeli government leaders and the provocative actions of Israeli settlers.

on September 30, 2015
Expert Q&A: On Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ 2015 UNGA Address Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ 2015 UNGA Address

With Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas having addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Diana Buttu, a former advisor to Abbas and Palestinian negotiators.

on September 30, 2015
What Palestinians Really Want Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Munayyer, CNN

What Palestinians Really Want

When he speaks at the U.N. General Assembly this week, there is a chance Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will announce that some or all of the Oslo Accords, the foundational document of the U.S.-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" aimed at a two-state solution, are null and void.

on September 29, 2015
UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms News Roundup
Alexandra Olson, The Associated Press

UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

on December 2, 2014
Netanyahu urges Ban to postpone probe into shelling of UN facilities in Gaza News Roundup
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

Netanyahu urges Ban to postpone probe into shelling of UN facilities in Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon clashed Tuesday evening over the killing of Palestinian civilians when Israel attacked UNRWA facilities during the Gaza fighting this summer, Israeli officials said. Netanyahu and his advisers asked Ban to postpone a proposed UN inquiry into the incidents, the officials said.

on October 2, 2014
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