UN General Assembly brings no respite for Palestinians

First published by TRT World on 28/9/2018 Between Donald Trump touting a two-state solution and Benjamin Netanyahu preoccupied with Israel - the plight of the Palestinians was once again largely ignored at the UN. All eyes were on US President Trump during the UN General Assembly this year as he made his second address to …

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What options does Abbas have after that General Assembly vote?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/12/2017 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas makes a speech during extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey on 13 December 2017 [Onur Çoban/Anadolu Agency]   As the dust settles on a significant week at the UN, in which America’s recognition of Jerusalem as …

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While Netanyahu lectures, Abbas pleads – but who is listening?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 26/9/2016 The 2016 annual pilgrimage of world leaders to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York was dominated by the Syria crisis. While many speakers ramble on to a half empty hall, others try to get important messages across to the assembly of world nations. …

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