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Abbas at the UN

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic, talks about what to expect when President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority vies for "non-member observer" status at the United Nations.

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Israel at Risk

Monday, November 21, 2011

Senior correspondent for The American Prospect and SouthJerusalem.com blogger, Gershom Gorenberg, discusses his new book, The Unmaking of Israel. A Jerusalem resident, Gorenberg says Israel's extremist policies are undermining its democracy, and calls for a Palestinian state.

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The Arab Spring at this Fall's General Assembly

Monday, September 26, 2011

United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar, talks about how representatives from countries affected by the Arab Spring are being received at the U.N. this week, and how the Palestine bid for statehood overshadowed that wave at the General Assembly this year.

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Palestinian Statehood

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center, talks about the latest plans for the Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the U.N.

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The Takeaway

Palestinian National Authority Pushes For Statehood Bid

Friday, September 23, 2011

In spite of intense opposition from the United States, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to formally ask the United Nations Security Council to recognize Palestine as a full member of the U.N. today. The Palestinian bid for statehood has overshadowed nearly everything that has happened at the U.N. this week. In a speech on Wednesday, President Obama voiced his disapproval of the Palestinian plan, saying "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N." The U.S. has vowed to veto the move.

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WNYC News

Abbas Seeks UN Recognition, Despite US and European Pressure

Friday, September 23, 2011

Israeli and Palestinians officials showed no sign of narrowing the gaps that have stalled negotiations between the two, setting the stage for showdown over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations today.

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The Empire

Turner rallies with GOP Prez hopeful Perry in Manhattan

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anna Sale / WNYC

It's a Free Country's Anna Sale caught up with the newest New York congressman earlier today. Congressman Bob Turner was stumping with GOP presidential hopefully Rick Perry, who's in town doing some fundraising. Both Perry and Turner took the Obama administration to task over (what else?) Israel, as the UN gears up for the issue of Palestinian statehood:

The vote on Palestinian statehood is scheduled for Friday at the United Nations. It comes a week after Republican Bob Turner won a special election to fill Anthony Weiner’s vacant seat in New York’s heavily Jewish and heavily Democratic Ninth Congressional district. Rep. Turner stood with Perry, who called the new Congressman “a leading voice” on the Israeli Palestinian issue.

Rep. Turner picked up on that, explicitly warning that his victory in New York shows President Obama’s position on Israel will make him vulnerable at the polls.

“The message that the voters sent is that this administration has been vacillating and at times even hostile to Israel, and it is not accepted and it is not acceptable,” Bob Turner said. “And if it continues there will be a very high price to pay.”

Check out the full post over at It's a Free Country.

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In Shadow of the UN Debate, Perry's NYC Message Focuses on Israel

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry took time out of his first major fundraising swing in New York City to blame the Obama administration’s “policy of appeasement” for encouraging Palestinians to seek statehood recognition in a United Nations vote this week.

“We would not be here today at the precipice of such a dangerous move if the Obama policy in the Middle East wasn’t naïve, arrogant, misguided and dangerous,” Perry said, standing in front of assembled local Jewish leaders and American and Israeli flags.

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WNYC News

NYPD Plays Key Role in Securing UN for General Assembly

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The NYPD plays a central role in helping secure the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, including working closely with the Secret Service and policing dozens of protests sponsored by a myriad of groups all looking to make their case in the court of international public opinion.

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Palestinians Seek UN Membership, US and Israeli Leaders to Meet at UN

Friday, September 16, 2011

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The Middle East Peace Process will face a major hurdle at the United Nations next week. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council next week to recognize a Palestinian state, a move the U.S. has pledged to veto.

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The Takeaway

US Attempts to Avert Palestinian Statehood Vote

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Obama administration is scrambling to avert a vote on Palestinian statehood at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly next week. The Palestinian Authority and its allies say the vote would get the months-stalled peace process moving again toward a two-state solution. The move comes as Israel has seen a significant deterioration in diplomatic ties with Egypt and Turkey, its closest allies in the region. The U.S. hopes to avoid casting a veto in the Security Council against Palestinian statehood, as well as a more symbolic gesture in the General Assembly. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, talks about what's at stake for the U.S., Israel, and the Palestinian Authority and its allies.

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