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  • Netanyahu and Abbas agree: Blame the UN

    6 days ago

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas took plenty of shots at each other.

    But in their dueling dueling speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian Authority president directed much of their fire at the same target: the assembled...

  • Obama, Castro meet as they work on thawing U.S.-Cuba ties

    1 week ago

    U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the United Nations on Tuesday in a rare one-on-one meeting between the former Cold War foes as they work toward improving relations after decades of animosity.

    Castro, in the first speech at the U.N. by a...

  • Recognize Yom Kippur as official holiday, 32 countries tell UN

    July 31, 2014 | 10:25 am

    Some 32 countries wrote a letter to a committee of the United Nations General Assembly in support of Israel’s bid to have the international body recognize Yom Kippur as an official holiday.

    The letter, dated June 30, was sent to the General Assembly’s Committee on Conferences on...

  • Obama to meet with Abbas, discuss Middle East peace at U.N.

    September 20, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    President Barack Obama will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday and will discuss the Middle East peace process during a speech that day to the United Nations General Assembly, the White House said on Friday.

  • Israel’s Supreme Court allows evacuation of E-1 Palestinian tent city

    January 16, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the government can dismantle a Palestinian tent city set up in the controversial E-1 area.

    The court on Wednesday lifted a temporary injunction on dismantling the Palestinian outpost, called Baab al Shams, or "sunny gateway” in Arabic.


  • Netanyahu’s other bomb

    By Rob Eshman

    October 3, 2012 | 11:37 am

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled out a cartoon drawing of a bomb during his speech to the 67th United Nations General Assembly Debate on Sept. 27, the world laughed. But I didn’t.

    I thought he was one bomb cartoon short.

    Netanyahu’s Wile E. Coyote-worthy...

  • Beck to address Knesset committee

    June 28, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Right-wing radio talk show host Glenn Beck will address a Knesset committee during an upcoming visit to Israel.

    Beck will discuss how to fight the delegitimization of Israel around the world during a July 11 meeting of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs...