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Palestinian President Abbas speaking today about the U.N. statehood route.(Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

• A potential pantomime of September’s Palestinian maneuvering at the United Nations took place during the Security Council’s monthly peace process meeting yesterday. [NYT]

• Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, accused Israel of trying to steal Lebanon’s offshore natural resources and vowed to respond to any Israeli provocation. (For more, see Lee Smith’s column today.) [AP/WP]

• The race to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose district was in Queens and Brooklyn and about a quarter Jewish, is becoming a referendum on President Obama’s Israel policies (even as the Democrat is a modern Orthodox staunch supporter of the Jewish state). [NYT]

• Israeli ambassador Michael Oren met with convicted (but controversially held) Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in his prison in North Carolina. [Ynet]

• Swimming for peace. [NYT]

• Israeli forces raided the Jenin Freedom Theatre, which had been lead by the late Juliano Mer-Khamis, and arrested two last night. [+972]





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