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Palestinian President Abbas speaking today about the U.N. statehood route.(Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

• A potential pantomime of September’s Palestinian maneuvering at the United Nations took place during the Security Council’s monthly peace process meeting yesterday. [NYT]

• Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, accused Israel of trying to steal Lebanon’s offshore natural resources and vowed to respond to any Israeli provocation. (For more, see Lee Smith’s column today.) [AP/WP]

• The race to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose district was in Queens and Brooklyn and about a quarter Jewish, is becoming a referendum on President Obama’s Israel policies (even as the Democrat is a modern Orthodox staunch supporter of the Jewish state). [NYT]

• Israeli ambassador Michael Oren met with convicted (but controversially held) Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in his prison in North Carolina. [Ynet]

• Swimming for peace. [NYT]

• Israeli forces raided the Jenin Freedom Theatre, which had been lead by the late Juliano Mer-Khamis, and arrested two last night. [+972]

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Dani ben Leb says:

Why link 972 and not Haaretz? The Theatre raid story has an extreme political slant at 972 by Joseph Dana ( BDS activist ). The same at Haaretz puts it in a very different light. Namely two arrests in a murder investigation that is in the national interest. The raid happens to have happened in a Theatre. Linking this to some darker IDF motives is slander. Dana’s half truth stories are legion, laced with the romance of Rosa Parks and his dream of a one state solution.
Why is Marc Tracy pushing the worst at 972? Has he read Yossi Gurvittz’s ” The sick glee in the face of a terrorist attack ” http://972mag.com/israelis’-perverse-support-of-terrorism/ .
It is the abyss of the far left that stares one in the face of such writings.
A more nuanced take would be appreciated.

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