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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By asking the United Nations to fulfill their national aspirations, the Palestinians are following a script Israel’s founders wrote in the 1940s
Across the West Bank, rallies are planned to support the Palestinian bid for statehood. Israelis fear what will happen if they turn violent.
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
Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.
Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?
Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news
Does this mean Israel should apologize?
Plus Israel stays course regarding Turkey, and more
Finds ‘excessive’ force and, contra Turkey, says blockade is legal
Will the P.A. go through with its statehood bid?
Plus Lebanon backs, Congress threatens U.N., and more in the news
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news
Plus, the new Sinai, and more in the news
While Israel sits in the catbird seat
Plus, U.S. prepares to call for Assad to step down, and more in the news
Plus, Hezbollah gets feistier, Weiner’s district, and more in the news
U.N. flotilla report delayed again so that negotiations can continue
Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news
Plus, Abbas says he would skip U.N. push, and more in the news
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
Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more
How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.
Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more
And continued speculation on why Goldstone changed his mind
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
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Plus U.N. posturing, Lebanese blaming, and more in the news