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U.N. UPDATE: Palestinians Submit Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday handed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon an official application for full UN membership on Friday, moments before he was due to address the UN General Assembly.Read More


Obama Trumpets Israel Support in Call to Rabbis

By JTA

President Obama discussed the Middle East and education policy in a pre-Rosh Hashanah call with rabbis.Read More


Clashes Break Out in Jerusalem and West Bank

By Haaretz

Violence broke out in and around the East Jerusalem area on Friday when Palestinian youths hurled rocks at security forces in the neighborhood of Ras Al-Amud.Read More


Report: Bill Clinton Says Bibi To Blame for Impasse

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for the inability to reach a peace deal that would end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Thursday.Read More


Israelis Brace for Unrest Over U.N. Bid

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces have bolstered troop levels in the West Bank against the possibility of widespread disturbances today. But the Central Command’s assessment is that the Palestinian Authority security services will continue to prevent demonstrators from reaching areas under Israeli control.Read More


GOP Poll Picks Israel as Top Foreign Policy Issue

By JTA

Israel was the foreign policy topic most often raised by viewers ahead of Republican presidential debate.Read More


Historian Oscar Handlin Dies at 95

By JTA

Oscar Handlin, one of the foremost American historians of the 20th century, has died.Read More


Pope Benedict Meets With Jews in Germany

By JTA

Pope Benedict XVI met with leaders of Germany’s Jewish community while on a visit to his homeland.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Racism Conference Flops Amid Protest and Boycott

U.N. UPDATE: Demonstrators protested the speech by Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad outside the U.N. There was also a boycott of the so-called Durban III conference.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Ahmadinejad Attacks West As U.S. Walks Out

By Haaretz

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Western powers on Thursday for a catalogue of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations failed to mention Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.Read More


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