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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Obama administration to seek waiver on UNESCO funding ban

By Ron Kampeas February 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration formally announced its intention to ask Congress to waive a ban on funding UNESCO over its recognition of Palestinian statehood. "The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would...

Palestinians throw shoes at U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon

JTA February 2, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Gaza Palestinians threw slippers or shoes and rocks at a car carrying United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon as he crossed from Israel into the Gaza Strip. Thursday's protesters, relatives of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, tried to block...

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Israeli President
Shimon Peres at a joint news conference in Jerusalem, Feb. 1,
2012.

Ban calls on Israel to make gestures for peace

JTA February 1, 2012

JERUSALEM -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to make some positive moves toward the Palestinians in order to bring them back to the negotiating table. Ban was in Jerusalem Wednesday for meetings with Israeli leaders. He was...

Israeli soldiers scuffle with Palestinians during a
demonstration near the West Bank village of Beit Omar, Aug. 13.
Some analysts have warned that a U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood
could set off a new wave of Palestinian-Israeli violence. Photo:
Najeh Hashlamoun/Flash 90/JTA

A primer on Palestinian statehood bid

By Uriel Heilman, JTA, NEW YORK August 17, 2011

On Sept. 20, when the annual session of the U.N. General Assembly opens, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to ask U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present a Palestinian request for statehood recognition to the U.N. Security...

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