30 November 2012
The Socialist International warmly welcomes the historic decision taken last night at the United Nations to grant Palestine non-member observer State status with an overwhelming 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions, and extends its sincere congratulations to President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian people on this momentous achievement.
The world clearly wants and needs a negotiated, peaceful two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the SI fervently hopes that this decision will give fresh impetus to the process for peace and lead to an early resumption of dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. We urge both sides to seize the moment and to engage seriously and quickly to build upon this historic step and make of it a catalyst for peace, for the sake of their own peoples, the region and the world.
The SI looks forward to the day when an independent Palestinian State will take its rightful place among the community of nations, living in peace alongside Israel, both within secure and mutually recognised borders.
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12 OCTOBER 2015
The Socialist International strongly condemns the massive terrorist attack on a peaceful rally in Ankara that took place on Saturday 10 October, killing over a hundred people and injuring many more. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and our strong solidarity with all the people in Turkey who stand against violence and who remain committed to the democratic path, the defence of their freedoms and the enjoyment of their rights. We equally stand alongside all those who embrace and defend the values we share...