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Daybreak: Palestinian UN Bid to Pass

A few more countries jump ship, signaling landslide ahead

by
Adam Chandler
November 29, 2012

• Germany has changed course, saying it will abstain instead of vote against the Palestinian initiative for a status upgrade at the United Nations. The Czech Republic may follow its lead. [Haaretz]

• Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert also endorsed the Palestinian bid saying that the request “is congruent with the basic concept of the two-state solution.” [Daily Beast]

• A few Republican members of the United States Senate introduce measures to penalize the Palestinians, the United Nations, and any country that votes for the measure. [JTA]

• United States officials are considering broader intervention in Syrian civil war as the rebels may have reached a turning point. [NYT]

• Three words for the winter ahead: Southern Chili Cholent. The newest entry in the ‘Not Your Bubbe’s Recipe’ Series. [Jewcy]

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.

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