Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian Statehood’

Palestinians Hail International ‘Birth Certificate’ of Statehood

04/14/2011 44 comments

“Donor countries meeting in Brussels recognized on Wednesday that the ‘Palestinian Authority (PA) is above the threshold of a functioning state’ – an assessment immediately hailed as a ‘birth certificate’ for a Palestinian state by PA premier Salam Fayyad.

In recent months, the World Bank, the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have certified that Fayyad’s state-building plans are on track for completion in mid-2011.

‘We can today conclude that the Palestinian Authority is above the threshold of a functioning state,’ Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store said after chairing a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liason Committee, a panel of donor countries to the Palestinians.”  Read more.

Will Obama Push For Palestinian Statehood This Year?

04/13/2011 Leave a comment

By Arshad Mohammed – “… Clinton spoke against the backdrop of the popular revolts that have toppled long-time authoritarian leaders in Tunisia and Egypt this year and spurred public protests in much of the Arab world, including Libya, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen.

‘The status quo between Palestinians and Israelis is no more sustainable than the political systems that have crumbled in recent months,’ she said, saying the only way to meet both people’s aspirations was through a two-state solution.

‘And while it is a truism that only the parties themselves can make the hard choices for peace, there is no substitute for continued, active American leadership — and the president and I are committed to that,’ she added.”  Read more.

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