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What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news

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Prime Minister Netanyahu Sunday.(Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

Yediot Ahronot reports that in his speech Thursday night on the Arab world, President Obama plans to repudiate the Palestinian plan to seek statehood at the United Nations, while urging talks around the ’67 borders and an end to settlements. [Ynet]

• Palestinian President Abbas takes to the Times Op-Ed Page to justify the unilateral statehood route. Mentions of unity: 1. Mentions of Hamas (or Fatah): 0. [NYT]

• In what looked to be a preview of what he will say next week to the U.S. Congress, Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Knesset he would give up most of the West Bank for a Palestinian state—but not to a group that included Hamas. [NYT]

• We are likely to see more of things like Sunday’s “Nakba Day” protests in the lead-up to the September General Assembly. [AP/WP]

• Iran denied U.N. allegations that it has violated sanctions by buying weapons and the like from North Korea. [AP/WP]

• Deborah Lipstadt, author of Nextbook Press’s The Eichmann Trial, argues that the prosecution and conviction of John Demjanjuk, 91, for crimes in connection with the Sobibor death camp he worked at, was just and important. [NYT]

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What needs to be constantly borne in mind, whenever Palestinians complain about independence deferred, is that they twice turned down successive offers of an autonomous state within in a decade. And however many times that needs to be said, it should be said.

I see, courtesy of Jeffrey Goldberg, that Abbas has given a fabricated story of his upbringing in The New York Times, one contradicted by previous accounts. He’s obviously learned from the great dissembler, Edward Said; whether or not people actually believe it, they will hold it up as evidence against Israel.

And then, for good measure, Abbas has thrown in an oblique reference to Christ-killing. What a wonderful man.

H/Ramat-Gan/Israel says:

I don’t know what O will say but YA reporter Shiefer doesn’t have good ties inside the Netanyahu admin, one of the two he mentioned in this report(Amidror) rebuked his report about his talks in the USA and he is in my eyes much more reliable than YA and Shiefer


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