UN vote

Path Ahead No Clearer After UN Vote

‘Ill-timed’ Palestinian resolution fails as supporters of two-state solution slam Abbas.

12/30/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Even after the UN Security Council rejected an Arab resolution Tuesday that would have established a 12-month deadline for a Palestinian-Israeli peace accord and given Israel three years to return to its pre-1967 borders, Arab states said they would continue to look to the UN to resolve the conflict.

The UN Arab resolution was seen as one-sided. Getty Images

Reactions To UN, E-1

Seven White Plains rabbis welcome Palestinians’ vote with ‘cautious optimism,’ mixed reactions on settlement expansion.
12/03/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Seven White Plains rabbis have told their congregants that the United Nations vote granting the Palestinians nonmember observer status should be “greeted with cautious optimism and not simply recriminations, finger-pointing and expressions of despair.”

Rabbi Shira Milgrom was one of seven White Plains rabbis to sign letter expressing cautious optimism about UN vote  on Palestini

Suburban Sprawl Or Peace Killer?

E-1 move threatens to become the first major stumbling block between Israel and the re-elected Obama.
12/03/2012 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Maaleh Adumim, West Bank — The hilltop range to the northeast of this sprawling suburban Israeli settlement is barren save for a fortress-like police station, a multilane access route, electric lines, and water mains — infrastructure for a new neighborhood.

The exit sign from the highway points the way to “Mevaseret Adumim,” envisioned as an expansion of Israel’s third-most populous Jewish settlement, but the world knows it as “E-1,” a highly sensitive tract of land some believe could determine the fate of a two-state solution.

Building in a Jewish suburb against the hills of Jerusalem. Getty Images

Bracing For ‘Morning After’ Vote On Statehood

From the settlements to the military and beyond, anxiously waiting for what comes next.
09/19/2011 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Kiryat Arba — About 40 people, including many children, rallied at the entrance to this Jewish settlement next to Hebron this week to tell the world that the Land of Israel belongs to them.

Like just about everyone else in the Middle East, these settlers are preoccupied by the specter of what will happen after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas makes his plea Friday to the United Nations Security Council — one that is essentially a unilateral declaration of independence.

Jewish leaders from Israel Action Network and Jewish Community Relations Council of NY gathered more than 100,000 petitioners.

PA Anxious As UN Vote Nears

While Israel frets, so too do Palestinians; Tel Aviv nightclub attack a precursor?
08/29/2011 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — In less than three weeks, Palestinians plan to bring their case for formal statehood recognition to a vote in the United Nations, stoking Israeli fears of international isolation and a new intifada. But as the moment of truth approaches, it appears that Palestinians are just as anxious about the uncertain fallout on the day after.

Israeli police stand near stolen taxi that a Palestinian man slammed into a Tel Aviv club Monday, injuring eight. Getty Images
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