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1. Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr.Riad Al-Malki Visits New Zealand

02 May 2015 in 2015

The Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister made a successful two-day visit to New Zealand from 30 April to 2 May 2015 to conduct talks with New Zealand officials, in particular the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Murray McCully. The meetings proved to be a success, with McCully informing Al-Malki of the desire of New Zealand to propose a resolution in the Security Council that would end Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in the Yarmouk camp

30 April 2015 in 2015

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the shelling and aerial bombardment of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus on 28 April despite assurances from the Syrian Government that the camp would not be attacked while civilians remained inside. Thousands of civilians in the camp are besieged by terrorist and other armed groups on the inside and Government forces on the outside.

NEW TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR LABOR MPs

29 April 2015 in 2015

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley announced yesterday that any Labor MPs receiving assisted travel to Israel would be expected to spend an equivalent time in the West Bank and/or Gaza to hear the case of the Palestinians.
"Labor believes in a two-state solution. A two-state solution must be built on understanding the perspective of two peoples".

Jokowi to open Indonesian mission in Ramallah

24 April 2015 in 2015

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who chose Palestinian issues as one of his major foreign policy platforms in last year’s presidential election campaign, has taken his first concrete step in support of Palestinian independence with a decision to open an Indonesian representative office in Ramallah. - See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/22/jokowi-open-indonesian-mission-ramallah.html#sthash.4IDNckcj.dpuf

UK, France call for Israeli-Palestinian UN deal, resolution being drafted

23 April 2015 in 2015

Britain and France are urging the UN Security Council to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, while New Zealand has begun drafting a resolution on the issue. This was prompted by the US saying it may “reassess” its position on the stalled talks.

France and New Zealand have stressed that it is imperative to act now, given that the Israeli elections are over and there is a current lull in the US before the presidential election campaign heats up.

Security Council Press Statement on Yarmouk Refugee Camp

22 April 2015 in 2015

The Members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern regarding the grave humanitarian situation in Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria.

They called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk Camp and for the protection of civilians inside the Camp

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