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Abbas asks for Palestinian state [VIDEO]

Reports from JTA and Reuters

September 23, 2011 | 11:01 am

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas applied for statehood recognition at the United Nations in New York on Friday morning.

Abbas handed his application to Secretary General Ban... read full article

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad attacks West, prompts walkout

    By Alistair Lyon, Reuters

    September 22, 2011 | 3:08 pm

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

    The U.S. delegation walked out when Ahmadinejad said “arrogant powers” threatened anyone...

  • Clock ticks on Palestinian U.N. plan

    By Andrew Quinn, Reuters

    September 22, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Diplomats scrambled on Thursday to head off a clash over Palestinian plans to seek full U.N. recognition with little visible sign of progress and a deadline some 24 hours away.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad briefly seized the spotlight at the United Nations General Assembly,...

  • An urgent call to work for a better future for Israel and the Palestinians

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    September 22, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    The High Holy Days are a time when we are enjoined to reflect on old behavior and look to new ideas, to reach out within and beyond our communities to find healing, not just for ourselves or the Jewish people, but for the entire world.

    What we are enjoined not to do, is remain mired...

  • U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem warns travelers of violence


    September 22, 2011 | 11:25 am

    The U.S. Consulate General has banned its personnel from visiting the Old City of Jerusalem due to fears of violence.

    In an emergency message sent to Americans registered with the consulate who are visiting or living in Israel, the consulate also urged U.S. citizens to avoid “areas...

  • Palestinians protest Obama speech in Ramallah rally


    September 22, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Palestinian protesters denounced President Obama during a rally in Ramallah outside the office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

    The dozens of protesters at Thursday’s demonstration objected to Obama’s opposition to a Palestinian statehood bid in the United Nations,...

  • Netanyahu, Lieberman praise Obama’s U.N. speech, but Palestinians pan it


    September 22, 2011 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, but the Palestinians criticized the address.

    Netanyahu met with Obama at the United Nations on Wednesday afternoon after the president’s speech and reportedly...

  • Christians, Jews gather for pro-Israel rally at U.N.


    September 21, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    Several hundred supporters of Israel gathered near the United Nations to protest the Durban III meeting and oppose the Palestinian statehood bid.

    Wednesday’s rally was organized by the pro-Israel Christian group Eagles’ Wings.

    Many leading Jewish groups have decided not to mount...

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