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Palestine Seeks to Join UN Treaties and Conventions. What This Means

Mahmoud Abbas applies to join 15 UN treaties and conventions.

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Why Israel is Drinking From Juice Cans at the UN

Israel fully joins a key bloc at the UN

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On Richard Falk

L’affair Richard Falk should teach us that engagement works helps make make institutions like the Human Rights Council better, while a policy of blanket hostility backfires.

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Real Talk from Under Secretary General Jeffrey Feltman

UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman spoke in Washington, DC on Friday on the security situation in Africa and the Middle East, including updates on Mali, Somalia, and Syria.

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Map of the Day: 8th Plague Edition

Locusts are descending on Israel.

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US Senators Threaten Retaliation Against Palestinian UN Bid

On Capitol Hill yesterday, members of congress were weighing their response. What emerged were two proposed pieces of legislation that could punish the Palestinians–and even the UN–for yesterday’s vote.

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