Analysis Palestinian-Israeli Clash at UN Highlights Mutual Blindness and Common Despair

The lopsided 138-9 General Assembly vote fully reflected the U.S. administration’s half-hearted, post-election effort against the Palestinian bid for recognition, but Israel found solace in the 41 abstentions.

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1. Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, made a fine speech at Thursday’s General Assembly meeting in New York. Prosor’s message was written well and...