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On the Ground

Israelis are fixated on the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations. But Palestinians, inured to false hopes, are much less riled up.

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A Very Particular Universalism

Today on Tablet

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Face the Nations

By asking the United Nations to fulfill their national aspirations, the Palestinians are following a script Israel’s founders wrote in the 1940s

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Anticipating Intifada

Across the West Bank, rallies are planned to support the Palestinian bid for statehood. Israelis fear what will happen if they turn violent.

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Smoke Signals

U.S. abandonment of the old Middle East order has led to provocations against Israel, which are likely to intensify after the Palestinian statehood vote

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Europe Eases Into Spotlight Ahead of U.N. Vote

Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.

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Embassy Clash Is One More Crisis for Israel

Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?

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Daybreak: Ho-Hum Homs

Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news

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The Turkish Rivalry Heats Up

Does this mean Israel should apologize?

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Sundown: Confessions of an Ex-Columnist

Plus Israel stays course regarding Turkey, and more

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U.N. Flotilla Report Confirms Israeli Stance

Finds ‘excessive’ force and, contra Turkey, says blockade is legal

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September Dawns, the General Assembly Nears

Will the P.A. go through with its statehood bid?

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Daybreak: Syrians Restive Again

Plus Lebanon backs, Congress threatens U.N., and more in the news

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Is The P.A. Statehood Drive Good For the P.A?

Not really. Let us count the ways.

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Daybreak: Assad Insists He Will Stay

Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news

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Daybreak: U.N. Suspects Syrian Crimes

Plus, the new Sinai, and more in the news

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Turkey Goes to the Mattresses Over Apology

While Israel sits in the catbird seat

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Daybreak: Attack in Southern Israel Kills 5

Plus, U.S. prepares to call for Assad to step down, and more in the news

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Daybreak: September Preview

Plus, Hezbollah gets feistier, Weiner’s district, and more in the news

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Should Israel Apologize to Turkey?

U.N. flotilla report delayed again so that negotiations can continue

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Daybreak: P.A. Keeps Its Options Open

Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Obama Reassures Jewish Donors

Plus, Abbas says he would skip U.N. push, and more in the news

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Spring Break

As the oil-poor Arab states of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen face food and fuel shortages in the aftermath of upheaval there, Israel stands to emerge with an even stronger position in the region

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Sundown: Palestine Can Be Vetoed

Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more

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In Diplomatic Theater, Is Europe the Audience?

How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.

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Sundown: Beck’s Jerusalem Syndrome, March

Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more

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Admin. Presses Case Against Goldstone Report

And continued speculation on why Goldstone changed his mind

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The Palestinian Statehood Bluff

And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.

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Obama and the Veto

A small correction

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Daybreak: Gaza Back-and-Forth Continues

Plus U.N. posturing, Lebanese blaming, and more in the news

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