Palestinians make UN statehood bid

"Enough, enough, enough," says Mahmoud Abbas

BBC: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has submitted his bid to the UN for recognition of a Palestinian state. To rapturous applause in the General Assembly, he urged the Security Council to back a state with pre-1967 borders. He said the Palestinians had entered negotiations with Israel with sincere intentions, but blamed the building of Jewish settlements for their failure. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he was reaching out to Palestinians and blamed them for refusing to negotiate. "I continue to hope that President Abbas will be my partner in peace," he said in his speech in New York >>>



UN is the biggest joke !

by pedramx on

I don't know why they even bother with the biggest joke of history of mankind which they call it UN... 



by Simorgh5555 on

I hope the Palestinians fo get a state within the pre-1967 borders and I actually believe the entire country will become a binational state. Israel and Palestine are inseperable. 

However, as to this issue becoming a "regional issue like no other"; it is so because the IR has made it so. There are many other Muslim countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia which support the Palestinians aspirations for self-determination but somehow the issue does not become an existential crisis with the threat of nuclear war in its midsts.

Hate Israel if you like but if you are going to pick a fight with a country for ideological and human rights purposes look no further at Russia which has stolen our territory, created two short lived break away republics, invaded MUSLIM Afghanistan and destroyed MSULIM Chechnya and Georgia which were formerly Iranian territory. Hate Israel but hate Russia for supporting their Slav brothers in the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Bosnia.

Hate Israel but petition your local IR consulate to stop Bashir's genocide of MUSLIM Africans in Sudan.  

Iran and Israel had cordial relations during the time of the great Shah which proves categorically that there doesn't have to be a 'regional crisis' unless you are looking for one. The Shah and Israel were far from best friends but there was at least an 'amicable truce'

I congratulate the Palestinians but the link between Iran and the Jewish people is inseverable.  


Those on IC with "Palestine fatigue" syndrome make a note!

by Disenchanted on


       Urgency and sensitivity to the issue of Palestinian rights is NOT limited to Iranain "hypocrates" as you wish to call us! The whole world has become sick and tired of this injustice that has gone for too long.

        True, there are other sufferings going on in the world that has to stop but this is a regional issue and like no other. If you don't like Turkish president advocacy and calling him also hypocrite, consider Brazilian president if you wish.

         In her commencement speech two days ago she said she is sorry that she can not welcome Palestine as a UN member. 

         So unless you are one of those disguised israelis on this site or a Jewish Iranian with split heart between Iran and Israel, educate yourself and act like a decent human being who cares about human values of justice, fairness and truth!

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

the problem is; with PEACE there will be NO MORE FREE MONEY FOR PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY and the gov. of Israel or for a lot reduced handout by west.

beside them palestinian beterayed Iranian many many times just in the past three decades.



To day of palestinian Statehood&end of suffering under Zionists


Of Course, now the zionist lobbists are in full gear making sure this wouldn't happen. TO KEH AZ GHAMEH DIGARAN BIGHAMI, NABAYAD KEH NAMAT DAHAND ADAMI!

All the suffering by these people by the racist zionists who call the world racists when they are the most racist of all against the fella semite arab people! Shame on them! BANI ADAM AZAYEH YEK DIGARAND KEH DAR AFARINESH ZE YEK GOHARAND. 

Down with racism!


A watershed moment!

by Arj on

Excellent move by PA. This, not only is an antithesis to the Israeli propaganda (as per today's speech by Netanyahu) that tries to link the Palestinian cause to Islamic fundamentalism, but it reveals the true face of U.S. as no more the "honest broker" it has been claiming to be so far, hence bring the issue to the attention of the international community! This was a non-militant, peaceful move by the Palestinians to dig themselves out of the abyss the Israelis and their American benefactors have entrapped them in!

Indeed, this might as well be pretty well the last chance for a two-state solution (considering the nonstop, fast pace of sttlement building by Israel through occupied Palestinian lands). For if Mahmmod Abbas fails, Hamas will be emboldened and take the upper hand, and even if Hamas is defeated, by the next generation or two, Palestinians would reshape the ethnic make-up of a one state, future apartheid system!


 This is a great move. What

by vildemose on

 This is a great move. What took him so long?

 If 9 of 15 current UNSC members vote for the measure, Abbas can take it to the General Assembly, where he may well have the votes to succeed. In the end, the US will veto the move. But the Palestinians will have won a great symbolic victory.

Reform requires the consent of the corrupt


really!!!!! who cares, iam

by alx1711 on

really!!!!! who cares, iam not palestanian nor any iranian i know, and personally i dont care what goes there.

their problem!


Palestinians as the new Jews

by maghshoosh on

Article in the Israeli paper Haaretz comparing current Palestinian quest for statehood to the Zionist quest 64 years ago:


Soosan Khanoom

Excellent argument and a heartfelt speech

by Soosan Khanoom on

I wish him the best ... 


With best wishes ....

by Bavafa on

for an independent, free and secular nation for them with peace for both Palestinians and Israelis

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory