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  • Palestinian statehood up for vote at United Nations

    Palestinian statehood up for vote at United Nations
    A vote is scheduled at the United Nations Thursday for a Palestinian upgrade request. It's the first step towards Palestinian statehood. If Palestinians win a majority in the United Nations General Assembly, the UN will recognize Palestine as a non-...
  • U.N. recognition of Palestinian state ups pressure on Israel to negotiate

    U.N. recognition of Palestinian state ups pressure on Israel to negotiate
    Over the strenuous objections of the U.S. and Israel, the United Nations General Assembly voted today to grant nonmember observer status to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.N. action, which was widely anticipated, was largely a...
  • U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid

    U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
    The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel. The resolution elevates their status from "non-member observer entity" to "non-...
  • U.N. Approves Palestinian 'Observer State' Bid

    U.N. Approves Palestinian 'Observer State' Bid
    New York -- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel. The resolution elevates their status from "non-member observer...
  • Chan Lowe: Palestinian statehood

    Chan Lowe: Palestinian statehood
    By itself, the vote in the United Nations General Assembly doesn’t matter that much—or at all—in terms of advancing the cause of peace in the Middle East. It doesn’t set it back, either, because at the moment, nothing is really...
  • Obama goes soft on Iran — again

    After listening to speeches during the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, I concluded that both U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad do not take each other seriously. Mr. Obama repeated his old...
  • PASSINGS: Enzo Bearzot, James R. Mann, Maynard Glitman

    PASSINGS: Enzo Bearzot, James R. Mann, Maynard Glitman
    Enzo Bearzot Beloved Italian soccer coach Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years. Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first...
  • PASSINGS: Melvin E. Biddle, the Rev. Henry Covington

    PASSINGS: Melvin E. Biddle, the Rev. Henry Covington
    Melvin E. 'Bud' Biddle Medal of Honor recipient Melvin E. "Bud" Biddle, 87, a World War II infantryman who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, died Dec. 16 at Saint John's Medical Center in...
  • Palestinian letter to Israel lays out conditions for peace talks

     
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met briefly Tuesday with Palestinian Authority leaders to accept a formal letter outlining their demands for restarting stalled peace talks....
  • Obama's United Nations address 2.0: Now is the time for Mideast peace and we're serious about Iran

     
    A 33-minute recounting of his administration's international activities in the last year....
  • WEST BANK: Abbas tells Israelis peace more important than settlements

     
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called on Israelis to choose peace over settlements, urging them not to waste this opportunity. “To the Israeli people I say: Making peace is more important than settlements,” said Abbas as...