Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Topic for IGCSE Global Perspectives: Conflict & Peace; Although this topic is finished in the classroom, this will be left here as a reference (though not updated)
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General Assembly Grants Palestine Upgraded Status in U.N.

General Assembly Grants Palestine Upgraded Status in U.N. | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
More than 130 countries voted to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state, a stinging defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority.
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UK and France vow to halt Palestinian UN bid

Britain, France and Colombia plan to abstain from a UN Security Council vote on Palestinian statehood, in a setback to efforts to secure international support for the Palestinian bid.
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UNESCO Fuels Conflict between Israel and Palestinians

UNESCO Fuels Conflict between Israel and Palestinians | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
The PA is attempting to wipe out Jewish identity from Israel’s most ancient site.
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US, UNESCO and the Palestinian Statehood Bid - Tufts Daily - Tufts University

US, UNESCO and the Palestinian Statehood Bid - Tufts Daily - Tufts University | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it

I am writing as a concerned U.S. citizen in protest of my government's recent decision to withdraw its funding from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Stalled bid for statehood is not end of the road - The National

Even if the Palestinians' UN bid is defeated without a vote, the gambit has already paid considerable dividends, and there are more benefits to come.
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Security Council report reveals discord over fate of Palestinian statehood bid

Report by UNSC Admission Committee exposes point of debate over PA gambit for full UN membership; Israel officials says vote to take place despite expected failure.
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The Russell Tribunal on Palestine can promote peace, truth and reconciliation

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine can promote peace, truth and reconciliation | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
Desmond Tutu and Michael Mansfield: The Israel-Palestine situation demands truth and reconciliation.
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Israel ramps up settlement construction plans after Palestine UNESCO bid | Amnesty International

Government urged to halt plans to expand construction in illegal West Bank settlements and suspend the transfer of taxes to the Palestinian Authority.
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Obama 'Remains Deeply Committed to UNESCO' Despite Vote to Admit Palestine, U.S. Envoy Says | CNSnews.com

Obama 'Remains Deeply Committed to UNESCO' Despite Vote to Admit Palestine, U.S.

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UNESCO Grants Palestine Full Membership, But Now Risks Losing U.S. Funding - Global Spin

UNESCO Grants Palestine Full Membership, But Now Risks Losing U.S. Funding - Global Spin | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it

Unesco's approval of full membership for Palestine is not without practical significance

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East Jerusalem school textbooks are a war of words

East Jerusalem school textbooks are a war of words | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
When East Jerusalem teachers ask students to open their history books these days, pupils are wondering: Which one?
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gulftoday.ae | PV Vivekanand: UN vote will unmask hypocrisy

Obama will be exposed as...a hypocrite

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Palestinian Statehood Bid: How Countries Will Likely Vote At The U.N. General Assembly (INTERACTIVE MAP)

Palestinian Statehood Bid: How Countries Will Likely Vote At The U.N. General Assembly (INTERACTIVE MAP) | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
The most highly anticipated moment of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly may well be the Palestinians' bid for statehood, a move that has left the United States wringing its hands in fear of diplomatic embarrassment.
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In a first, U.S. declares 5 million Palestinians to be refugees: report

In a first, U.S. declares 5 million Palestinians to be refugees: report | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented move, the U.S. government says it considers the descendants of those who fled Palestine to be refugees, bringing their number to 5 million.
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The future of Palestine | Opinion | DAWN.COM

FOR a variety of reasons, the cause of Palestine`s claim to statehood faces a grim future today.
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Palestinians Mulling Post UN Vote Strategies

Going to the UN marked the total failure of the negotiating process that began two decades earlier in Madrid and was followed by the Oslo Accords. The failure at the Security Council exposes the impotence of the international community.
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The UNSC indecisiveness

The Palestinian bid for statehood is in a state of limbo. It has been impacted with high politics, and the chances of the petition sailing smoothly for a vote are hampered by all means.
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Palestinian statehood bid stillborn in Security Council

Palestinian statehood bid stillborn in Security Council | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it

Palestinian officials have admitted their bid for statehood in the United Nations in all likelihood has failed.

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Inside the Security Council deliberations on Palestine - By Colum Lynch

See if you can figure out which position each of the council's 15 member states took.

 

A hint: Britain, Colombia, and France revealed they would abstain on the resolution. The United States, meanwhile, argued that Palestine could not be considered a "peace-loving" state so long as Palestinian militants were firing rockets across the border at Israeli communities.

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UNESCO votes to admit Palestine; U.S. cuts off funding

UNESCO votes to admit Palestine; U.S. cuts off funding | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
The United States says it is acting under laws that require it to stop funding any U.N. agency that recognizes a Palestinian state.
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After UNESCO, Israel suspends Palestinians' tax payments (VIDEO)

After UNESCO, Israel suspends Palestinians' tax payments.
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President Obama urges Bosnian leaders not to support Palestinian bid at UN

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Bosnian leaders urging them not to support the Palestinian bid for statehood at the U.N. Security Council, authorities said Thursday.
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US freezes UNESCO funds for recognizing Palestine

US freezes UNESCO funds for recognizing Palestine | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
Washington wont make planned $60 million transfer for UN cultural agency, State Department says; FM: Israel should cut ties with PA.
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Palestinian bid for statehood faces rocky road as new UN Security council members announced

Palestinian bid for statehood faces rocky road as new UN Security council members announced | Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Scoop.it
Azerbaijan joins Morocco, Pakistan, Guatemala, and Togo as non-permanent members, in what is shaping to be a more U.S.-friendly UNSC.
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