An interview with Shaher Sa'ed, General Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, by Martine Hassoun.
The Obama administration has said it will veto the Palestinian membership application, arguing that negotiations are the only solution.
The president said the U.S. is opening "a new chapter in American diplomacy" centered on human rights and economic development. But the new policy has its own contradictions.
Leaders of 14 Palestinian political parties including Fatah and Hamas announced a unity agreement in Cairo on Wednesday.
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday he will go to Gaza next week for unity talks with Hamas leaders, following mass youth demonstrations demanding an end to Palestinian disunity.
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Dutch prosecutors are deciding whether to prosecute company executives on charges of violating international law for their role in construction of the Israeli separation wall and settlements.