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Hamas: Gaza and U.N. Recognition Go Together

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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said the de facto recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state won by his rival Mahmoud Abbas should be seen alongside Gaza’s latest conflict with Israel as a single, bold strategy that could empower all Palestinians.Read More


Hackers Claim To Have 'Confidential' IAEA Information

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Anti-Israel hackers, who the U.N. nuclear agency this week said had posted data online stolen from one of its servers, claimed in a new statement they had published confidential material obtained from the watchdog.Read More


Next Stop for Palestinians Could Be Global Courts

By Reuters

The U.N. General Assembly’s overwhelming vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member state offers little prospect for greater clout in world politics but it could make a difference in the international courts.Read More


AIPAC Wants Palestinian Office Shut After Vote

By JTA

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee called for a “full review” of the U.S. relationship with the Palestine Liberation Organization, including shutting its Washington office, in the wake of its obtaining non-member state status at the United Nations.Read More


Blasting Statehood Bid, U.S. Calls for Peace Talks

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The United States called on the Palestinians and Israelis on Thursday to resume peace talks after the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution that implicitly recognized a Palestinian state.Read More


Fired Penn State 'Cover Up' President Gets $2.4M

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Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier, who was accused of covering up the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal and fired a year ago, will be paid more than $2.4 million in severance and compensation, the university said on Thursday.Read More


Bibi Slams 'Meaningless' Statehood Bid

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the U.N. vote recognizing Palestine as a state would do nothing to make it a reality on the ground.Read More


Mahmoud Abbas Asks for Palestine 'Birth Certificate'

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the U.N. General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by supporting a resolution to upgrade the U.N. observer status of the Palestinian Authority from “entity” to “non-member state.”Read More


Israel Army Group 'Regrets' Stevie Wonder Snub

By JTA

The head of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces expressed his regret that Grammy-winning singer Stevie Wonder has pulled out of performing at a fundraiser for the group.Read More


'Explicit' Anti-Semitism Rare in Britain: Report

By JTA

Explicit anti-Semitism is rare in British public life, Britain’s Community Security Trust said in a report on anti-Semitic discourse in Britain in 2011.Read More





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