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After UNESCO Vote, Israel Speeds Up Settlements

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his forum of eight senior ministers decided Tuesday to initiate a new wave of settlement construction in the West Bank, as part of a wider set of sanctions Israel decided to impose on the Palestinian Authority after it was accepted to UNESCO as a member on Monday.Read More


Abbas Vows Not To Recognize Jewish State

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that he will never recognize a Jewish state during an interview on an Egyptian television channel.Read More


Huntsman Visits Rebbe Schneerson's Grave

By JTA

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman visited the New York gravesite of the Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson.Read More


Palestinians Hope To Join 16 More Agencies

By Haaretz

After being granted full membership at the United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO, the Palestinian Authority is seeking to become a member of the World Health Organization and of 15 smaller UN agencies. The forum of eight senior Israeli government ministers will convene later on Tuesday to discuss Israel’s response to the matter.Read More


Window for Diplomacy Shutting on Iran

By Haaretz

Israeli ambassadors in Western countries have been instructed to inform high-ranking politicians that the window of opportunity for imposing effective sanctions on Iran is closing, as part of a renewed diplomatic offensive aimed at using new sanctions to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.Read More


U.S. Will Withhold UNESCO Dues Over Vote

By JTA

The United States, saying it has no choice, will stop paying its dues to UNESCO following the U.N. cultural agency’s vote to grant full membership to the Palestinians.Read More


Goldstone: Israel No 'Apartheid' State

By Haaretz

Judge Richard Goldstone, who led the UN investigative commission into Israel and Hamas’ conduct during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, defending Israel against charges of it being an “apartheid state” in a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday.Read More


Gaza Barrage Resumes as Cease-Fire Collapses

By JTA

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Ashkelon was the first since a barrage of rocket fire on southern Israel ended.Read More


Israel to Rethink UNESCO Cooperation

By Haaretz

Israel rejects the decision of the General Assembly of UNESCO to grant the Palestinians full membership of the organization, the Foreign Ministry said Monday, and warned that Israel will now reconsider its future cooperation with the body.Read More


Wiesel, Rwanda Survivor on Holocaust Council

By JTA

Holocaust survivors Elie Wiesel and Roman Kent, and Rwanda genocide survivor Clemantine Wamariya are among the five appointees to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.Read More


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