For Palestinians, Israeli elections signal deepening occupation (By Dr. Hanan Ashrawi)

22 January 2013 in 2013

Over and again, the Palestinian leadership has been asked: What are our expectations of the Israeli elections? Our answer: Peace is nowhere in sight.

Predictably, over the past few weeks Israeli and foreign media have been hounding us for our expectations of the Israeli elections, and whether there will be any chance of a future breakthrough. Our answer is that the likely outcome does not bode well for the chances of peace.


22 January 2013 in 2013

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and the Free Samer Issawi
Campaign calls on all people of conscience across the globe to stand with
Palestinian political prisoner and hunger striker Samer Issawi in his fight
for freedom and justice. He has been on hunger strike for over 178 days now
protesting the injustice of his detention and that of all the other
Palestinian political prisoners!

The Palestinian National Strategies to achieve the MDGs by 2015

18 January 2013 in 2013

The National Strategy for the Millennium Development Goals reaffirms the Palestinian commitment towards the Millennium Declaration and the mobilization of resources in order to achieve the Goals by the year 2015.
The Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development has been leading and coordinating the efforts of different partners in order to monitor the progress of achieving the MDG goals.

Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’

16 January 2013 in 2013

Shortly after the United Nations General Assembly voted in late November to upgrade the status of the Palestinians, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that it would advance plans to establish a settlement in an area of the West Bank known as E-1, and that it would build 3,000 additional housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Evacuation of Protesters in the E1 Area

15 January 2013 in 2013

The Secretary-General is following with concern developments regarding the announced plans for Israeli settlement construction in the so-called E1 area, on which he expressed his grave disappointment in his statement of 2 December. He notes that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law. The Secretary-General repeats his call that any such settlement plans for E-1 must be rescinded.

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