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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


Jeff Zucker Named To Lead CNN

By Reuters

Time Warner Inc on Thursday named Jeff Zucker, a former top executive at NBC, as president of its cable news network, CNN Worldwide, beginning in January.Read More


Bibi Pooh-Poohs Impact of Statehood Vote

By Reuters

A U.N. General Assembly vote on Thursday recognising a Palestinian state will do nothing to make it a reality in practice, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “no matter how many hands are raised against us”.Read More


Romney Secrets Wind Up as Turkey Day Confetti

By Reuters

Police are investigating how shredded documents revealing confidential information, including details about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s motorcade, wound up as confetti on a Manhattan sidewalk during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Read More


Little Progress Seen in Iran Nuclear Inspections

By Reuters

The U.N. nuclear agency made no progress in a year-long push to find out if Iran worked on developing an atomic bomb, its chief said on Thursday, calling for urgent efforts to end Tehran’s standoff with the West.Read More


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