From ‘Entity’ to ‘State’: the Upgrade of Palestine’s UN Status

Palestine’s efforts for recognition of statehood finally reached a breakthrough on November 29th, when the resolution of an upgrade from “non-member observer entity” to “non-member observer state” in its U.N. status was successfully endorsed. Among the 193-member assembly, 138 voted in favor of the resolution, with 41 abstentions and 9 against. This significant move, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas described in his speech, represents a “last chance to save the two-state solution...
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The Future of Gaza

On Wednesday, the chief of Hamas’ military wing, Ahmed Jebari, was assassinated in Gaza during an Israeli airstrike on the Palestinian territory. After the assassination, Israel continued its advance on Gaza, attacking from the air as well as from Israeli navy ships off the Gaza shoreline. Five other Palestinians were killed that day, including 2 children [1]. The image to the left shows an explosion in Gaza City, one of the most densely populated places in the world, from an Israeli airstrike. ...
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