Palestinian war crimes case faces long road
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Josef Federman - December 4, 2012 - 1:00am

JERUSALEM — Days after winning upgraded status at the United Nations, the Palestinians are threatening to join the world's first permanent war crimes court and pursue charges against the Israelis.

Abbas says new Israeli settlements 'red line'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Dalia Nammari - December 5, 2012 - 1:00am

RAMALLAH, West Bank — An Israeli-Palestinian showdown over plans for new Jewish settlements around Jerusalem escalated on Wednesday. Israel pushed the most contentious of the projects further along in the planning pipeline, and the Palestinian president said he would seek U.N. Security Council help to block the construction.

Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Joseph Berger, Sharon Otterman - December 4, 2012 - 1:00am

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes.

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