The Palestinian Authority move for recognition at the UN is designed to shake up the status quo. Proposals that change nothing just won't cut it.
One Gazan couple named their daughter after the month during which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presented his request for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations.
Mahmoud Abbas's statehood bid at the United Nations earned him jubilant praise from Palestinians in the West Bank, although Hamas opposition to the bid kept Gaza mostly silent.
Even as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asked the UN to recognize Palestinian statehood, diplomatic leaders proposed a new timeline for Mideast peace talks. It's unclear what happens next.
Everyone from Hamas supporters to shopkeepers in Ramallah have backed the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, but some warn that failure could lead to a third intifada.
Both leaders spoke Wednesday at the UN. Obama explained the US approach toward the Palestinians' bid for independence, while the French president tried to establish a new timeline.
Palestinian, Israeli, and foreign activists have launched a neighborhood patrol project to protect Palestinians from Israeli settler violence, rising amid tensions related to the Palestinian UN bid for statehood.
At this year’s annual meeting the United Nations General Assembly in New York, one of the most high-profile issues is the Palestinian statehood bid. What is it, and how will it unfold?
Hamas has yet to officially declare its stance on the Palestinian statehood bid, to be launched at the UN this week. If the bid fails, the Islamist movement could expand its power in the West Bank.
The president is seeking a statement from the European Union, Russia, and the UN – that would set the path for a resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority no matter what happens Friday.