This is a day of pride for Palestinians around the world. It is a day of hope.
It is reminder that symbols are important – and that a symbol can lead to action in the right direction.
The symbolism of raising your flag at the United Nations reflects the commitment of the Palestinian Authority to pursue the long-held dream of the Palestinian people for their own state. It also symbolizes the longstanding commitment of the United Nations to support Palestinian aspirations.
A further development in Australian domestic politics with the potential to impact Australian-Palestinian relations was the internal leadership reshuffle led by Malcolm Turnbull, the former Minister for Communications and a leading member of the Liberal Party.
Statement by Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the PLO, on the Occasion of the Israeli Massacre of Sabra and Shatila and the Continued Israeli Aggression on the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound
All Nations Should Adhere to International Law
Identical letters sent today to the UN Secretary-General,President of the Security Council,President of the UN General Assembly on Israel's illegal actions and provocations at Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Occupied East Jerusalem.
I write to draw your urgent attention to the rising tensions in Occupied East Jerusalem. The illegal actions and constant provocations and incitement by Israel, the occupying Power, including in particular by right-wing Israeli government officials, extremist settlers and religious zealots, against the Palestinian people, their land and their holy places are aggravating already-high tensions, religious sensitivities and the fragile situation on the ground, threatening to ignite religious conflict and further destabilize the region, which is already experiencing unprecedented instability and upheaval.
Dr. Ashrawi said, “Israel is playing with fire. Clearly, Israel is deliberately creating and escalating a situation of instability, insecurity and violence, thereby incrementally assuring by force its power/security control in preparation for the total annexation and transformation of Al-Haram Al-Sharif.
By imposing its own version of its concept of the Temple Mount on the third most holiest Islamic site, Israel is not only provoking the Palestinians, but the entire Muslim world.
WAFA News Agency, Ramallah 12/09/2015 – President of the State of Palestine H.E. Mahmoud Abbas received New Zealand Prime Ministerial envoy Sir James MacLay on Saturday evening at the Presidential headquarters in Ramallah.
RAMALLAH, September 13, 2015 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday vehemently condemned the Israeli police crackdown and assault on al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem early Sunday morning.
10 September 2015 by Palestine at the UN
On behalf of the State of Palestine, I am honored to address the General Assembly following its historic vote and adoption of the resolution on the raising of flags of non-member Observer States at the United Nations, namely the flags of the State of Palestine and the Holy See.
We are grateful to all of the Member States that supported this resolution and convey the deepest appreciation of the Palestinian people and their leadership for the honorable position they have taken on this most meaningful issue for our people. We also express special thanks to the cosponsors of the resolution for their consummate support for this initiative, consistent with their abiding support for the just cause of Palestine. The positive votes of Member States today constitute a reaffirmation of the longstanding, principled position of the international community in support of a just, lasting,
In response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu’s rejection of accepting any refugees in Israel, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
“Israel is in the business of creating refugees and ethnic cleansing; it bears a moral responsibility for the plight of the Palestinian refugees and the grave injustices of the past.
The Ambassador of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Mr. Izzat Abdulhadi, made a successful visit to Fiji through the participation in the Pacific Countries Development Forum.