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Palestine in 1896

Rare footage originally recorded by the Lumier Brothers in 1896 of Palestine. At the time, it was part of the Ottoman Empire. It would be 21 more years until it was conquered by the British in World War I.

US cuts off UNESCO funding over Palestine vote

The United States government has cut off funds to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisation (UNESCO), following the agency’s admission of Palestine as a full member.

Washington’s decision to withold $60m in funding, which is about one-quarter of UNESCO’s annual budget, came after 107 out of 173 countries voted in favor of the Palestinian bid for statehood.

Although UNESCO’s membership marks a small victory for Palestinian officials, it could help them protect more than 20 monumental Palestinian cultural and religious sites.

The US also condemned UNESCO’s move, saying that it “undermines” the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.

Palestinians to push for full UN seat only

The Palestinians will not accept anything less than full UN membership and do not want an upgrade to an observer state in the world body, their foreign minister said.

Riyad al-Malki’s remarks on Thursday suggested the Palestinians would not seek such an upgrade once their bid for full state membership meets its widely expected fate; failure due to opposition from the United States and other governments.

Malki told journalists in Ramallah the Palestinians could have won observer state status long ago and were not interested in it now. They currently hold the status of observer entity.

Husam Zumlot comments on the Palestinian bid for UN membership

Husam Zumlot, a member of the Palestinian official delegation to the UN, talks about the Palestinian bid for UN membership. He describes the Israeli prime minister’s call for talks as a propaganda stunt.

The Palestine Papers

palestine papers The Palestine Papers

Al-Jazeera has obtained more than 1,600 internal documents from a decade of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. These documents rovides an unprecedented look inside the continuing negotiations involving high-level American, Israeli, and Palestinian Authority officials.

Read more about “The Palestine Papers” here.