Negotiation Affairs Department issued a report on November 5th, 2015 highlighting key points to remember when reporting on Occupied Palestine. These key points include;Israel occupies the State of Palestine. The main issue is the Israeli Occupation.Palestinian Recognition of Israel was met with more Colonization. For Israel, forcible displacement and colonization are an official policy, not the two-state solution. East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Occupied State of Palestine. Israeli settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem are as illegal as settlements in the rest of the Occupied State of Palestine. The Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound is under Israeli Occupation just as the rest of East Jerusalem. Israel has effectively changed Al-Aqsa’s Status Quo ...
04 October 2015, East Jerusalem, In Tokyo today, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by H.E. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting, a first in the Agency's history, was an opportunity to express profound gratitude for Japan's long-standing and generous support to Palestine refugees and to the Agency's human development activities.
The special report issued by NAD November 1, 2015 emphasized the fact that Israeli incitement and attacks, carried out by the State of Israel against the Palestinian population
and its leadership, undermine all efforts to realize two independents states based on the 1967
borders. As the Israeli government continues its belligerent occupation, oppression and apartheid
policies, the Palestinian population is subjected to extrajudicial killings while protesting in defense
of its rights. Meanwhile, the international community remains silent.
In response to media inquiries, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi commented:
“By entertaining the possibility of establishing a special security court, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is following in the footsteps of Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein...
GENEVA, October 28, 2015 – Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, President Mahmoud Abbas Wedesnday said it is about time for Israel’s leaders to have the courage to make the right decisions before it is too late to make the two-state solution a reality. Read the full text.
In a statement on Netanyahu’s persistent distortions and violations, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
"Netanyahu continues to engage in a discourse of deception and falsehood in which he also dishonestly accuses the Palestinian side, in particular President Mahmoud Abbas and the leadership, of incitement and spreading untruths. While Netanyahu exercises a language of hate and violence and carries out acts of extreme provocation, it has become clear that Netanyahu is the one who indulges in dangerous lies and active incitement. He engages in distortions and obfuscations on all fronts (we did not need the Hitler episode to prove that) in order to slander and dehumanize the Palestinians and to avoid dealing with the consequences for his own actions.
The time has come to put an end to such hallucinations and dangerous extremism. Clearly, there is a need for intervention and the identification of effective remedies, not only for the prevailing serious conditions, but also for the person who created them.”
In his speech, Ambassador Abdulhadi discussed the current political situation in Palestine and the role of the Australian Labor Party in support of national and political rights of the Palestinian people, including the immediate recognition of the State of Palestine.
Speech by the Ambassador of the state of Palestine Mr. Izzat Abdulhadi, during the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network “APAN” annual dinner on Sunday, 25 October 2015. These annual dinners help APAN to continue to passionately advocate for Palestine rights through the parliament, media, online and the public.
Statement by H.E. Dr. Riyad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine, before the Security Council open debate on the Situation in the Middle East including the Palestine Question.
In reaction to Netanyahu’s remarks at the 37th Zionist Congress, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plummets new depths in fabricating blatant falsehoods, not only about current realities, but also in re-writing history. Such a disconnect from the real world is indeed alarming, particularly by someone who takes decisions that affect the lives of