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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

By Reuters

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

By Reuters

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


Palestinians Win Statehood Upgrade at U.N.

By Reuters

The United Nations General Assembly voted to grant de facto recognition to a sovereign state of Palestine by a 138-to-9 margin. Israel and the U.S. denounced the move.Read More


Palestinians Dance in Streets After Vote

By Reuters

Flag-waving Palestinians thronged the squares of the West Bank and Gaza Strip before President Mahmoud Abbas’s move to claim observer statehood at the U.N.Read More


Six Things To Know About Palestinian Statehood Bid

By Reuters

The Palestinian Authority is expected to win an upgrade of its observer status at the United Nations on Thursday from “entity” to “non-member state,” which would amount to implicit U.N. recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine.Read More





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