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U.N. UPDATE: Nobody Wants To Talk Desertification

By Nathan Guttman

Danny Ayalon, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, has issues with the Palestinian bid for statehood. Not only is it harming the peace process, he said, it is also distracting the international community from the world’s real problems.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Gabon's Minute of Fame

By Nathan Guttman

U.N. UPDATE: The West African nation of Gabon, a Security Council member, was wooed by all sides as the U.S. tries to muster opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid.Read More


Jewish Support for Obama at 54%, Poll Says

By JTA

Jewish support for President Obama continues to drop, but maintains its traditional lead over general American support for the president, a Gallup poll showed.Read More


Statehood Bid Could Be Delayed for Weeks

By Haaretz

The upcoming United Nations votes on a Palestinian state are expected to be postponed to an unspecified date, sources in New York said Tuesday.Read More


Rick Perry Slams Obama on Israel

By Forward Staff

STATEHOOD BID UPDATE: Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama for what he called “dangerous and misguided” policies on Israel.Read More


Bibi Expects Chilly Reception at U.N.

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday at a Likud party conference that he is aware he will come under heavy pressure as he prepared to leave for New York.Read More


Report: Pollard Hoped To Spy for Australia

By JTA

Jonathan Pollard, the Jewish American jailed for spying for Israel, reportedly first offered classified information to Australia.Read More


Global Jewish TV Station Launching

By JTA

A Jewish news network that will air 24 hours a day is set to begin broadcasting.Read More


Jewish Women Create Domestic Violence Prayer

By JTA

Jewish Women International has created a misheberach prayer to raise awareness of domestic violence.Read More


Obama Launches Jewish Outreach Campaign With Mass Call

By JTA

The Obama re-election campaign is launching its outreach to Jews with a mass conference call.Read More





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