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‘I don’t care what the UN says!’ Netanyahu vows to continue illegal settlement activity

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The Israeli prime minister has vowed to continue building settlements in the “Israeli capital of Jerusalem,” defying near-unanimous international criticism of the illegal activity in retaliation for Palestine’s upgraded UN status. In an interview with Israeli Channel 2, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw internationally-recognized boundaries to the wind, saying that the Western Wall, which lies in a part of UN-administered ... Read More »

UN implicitly recognizes Palestinian statehood

Mahmoud Abbas, Ban Ki-moon

The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status to a “non-member observer state,” thus implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. This comes despite strong opposition from the US and Israel. The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favour, nine against and 41 abstentions. Addressing the General Assembly Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the historic vote ... Read More »