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Hamas Blasts Statehood Bid as Misguided

By Haaretz

Gaza’s Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday of relinquishing Palestinian rights by seeking recognition for a state in the pre-1967 borders.Read More

U.N. UPDATE: Cheers for Abbas as Palestinians Bid for Statehood

By Forward Staff

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations that he presented a historic bid for statehood because the peace process had been “repeatedly smashed against the rocks” by Israel.Read More

U.N. UPDATE: Palestinians Submit Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday handed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon an official application for full UN membership on Friday, moments before he was due to address the UN General Assembly.Read More

Obama Trumpets Israel Support in Call to Rabbis


President Obama discussed the Middle East and education policy in a pre-Rosh Hashanah call with rabbis.Read More

Clashes Break Out in Jerusalem and West Bank

By Haaretz

Violence broke out in and around the East Jerusalem area on Friday when Palestinian youths hurled rocks at security forces in the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amud.Read More

Report: Bill Clinton Says Bibi To Blame for Impasse

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for the inability to reach a peace deal that would end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Thursday.Read More

Israelis Brace for Unrest Over U.N. Bid

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces have bolstered troop levels in the West Bank against the possibility of widespread disturbances today. But the Central Command’s assessment is that the Palestinian Authority security services will continue to prevent demonstrators from reaching areas under Israeli control.Read More

GOP Poll Picks Israel as Top Foreign Policy Issue


Israel was the foreign policy topic most often raised by viewers ahead of Republican presidential debate.Read More

Historian Oscar Handlin Dies at 95


Oscar Handlin, one of the foremost American historians of the 20th century, has died.Read More

Pope Benedict Meets With Jews in Germany


Pope Benedict XVI met with leaders of Germany’s Jewish community while on a visit to his homeland.Read More

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