Posts Tagged: un membership

Christian leaders say yes to Palestine U.N. membership

From the Presbyterian News Service:   Leaders of four denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s General Assembly Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons, have issued a statement backing the Palestinian Authority’s bid for membership in the United Nations.   U.N. membership for the Palestinians is deserved, the four leaders say, “not only on the basis of international… Read more »

Palestine applies for UN membership

On September 23, 2011, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conveyed the application of Palestine for admission to membership in the United Nations to the Security Council. Find out more about the Palestinian bid for membership. Most recent stories are placed first: October 3: Statement on membership for Palestine in the UN by the World Council… Read more »

The United Nations, Israel and Palestine – Palestine at the United Nations, September 2011

Presbyterian Policy Since 1948 General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations have repeatedly addressed the Middle East and particularly Israel and Palestine. The Presbyterian position has consistently been to affirm the right of Israel to exist as a sovereign state within secure, internationally recognized borders and the right of the Palestinians… Read more »

Palestine and the United Nations

Indications are that the Palestinians plan to apply for membership in the United Nations for the State of Palestine. The UN Security Council held its regular quarterly open debate on the Middle East on July 26, 2011. This discussion included a focus on the Israel and Palestine. Security Council Report is an independent not-for-profit organisation… Read more »