Jewish Journal

The Jewish effort at the UN: Bang or bust?

by Uriel Heilman, JTA

September 27, 2011 | 3:09 pm

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the United Nations in New York, Sept. 23. Photo by REUTERS/Mike Segar

Until the main event, which didn’t come until the very end of last week, there was a strong element of theater to all the... read full article

  • After week of U.N. speeches, the ball is now in Palestinians’ court

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    September 27, 2011 | 11:15 am

    After the mutual accusations of ethnic cleansing and the sarcastic posturing, the ball is back in the Palestinians’ court.

    The upshot of last week’s...

  • Three competing strategies that led to the UN

    by Steven L. Spiegel

    September 26, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    The controversial Palestinian request for United Nations membership is the culmination of three competing strategies pursued by the United States, Israel...

  • Get ready, get set, walk out! Protesting Ahmadinejad at U.N

    by Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

    September 26, 2011 | 5:34 pm

    Coordination within the European Union isn’t always easy, but the bloc stayed on message this year when all 27 EU delegations left the U.N. General...

  • Dueling narratives: Palestinians seek pride; Israelis fear mischief

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    September 26, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    Visiting Ramallah a few short weeks ago, the preponderance of replies to questions about what will follow the Palestinian UN gambit were remarkably...

  • U.N. speech boosts Bibi’s ratings in Israel

    by Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

    September 26, 2011 | 11:29 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s popularity has climbed in Israel after a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations opposing a Palestinian bid for...

  • Security Council to discuss statehood bid


    September 26, 2011 | 11:20 am

    The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to discuss the Palestinian bid for statehood.

    The council will take up the issue, likely informally, on...

  • Abbas says no talks without Israeli settlement freeze

    By Ali Sawafta, Reuters

    September 25, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas repeated on Sunday his refusal to talk with Israel without a settlement freeze after international...

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