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Israel Plays Down Significance of Palestinians’ U.N. Bid

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Israel also toned down threats of countermeasures after Thursday’s vote in the General Assembly, which is virtually certain to pass, aware that a harsh reaction would only isolate it further.


France to recognize Palestinian state at UN

The French foreign minister says France plans to vote in favor of recognition of a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week.


GOP candidates assail Obama on Israel

Wading into a tense foreign policy dispute, Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney on Tuesday criticized the Palestinian Authority's effort to seek a formal recognition of statehood by the U.N. General Assembly. The GOP rivals also used the jockeying at the U.S. to assail President Barack Obama's policy toward Israel.


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