The UN Vote: A Crash Course

September 19, 2011 0 Comments

As the UN General Assembly vote on the recognition of Palestinian statehood draws near, media outlets around the world are reporting not only on the vote itself, but also, refreshingly, on the intricate history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Here's a list — which is by no means exhaustive — of a few recent feature, opinion, and analysis articles. Some focus more on the history of the conflict and Palestinian nationalism; others will simply give you an idea of what people are saying about the UN route to Palestinian statehood.

If you have anything to add that might be helpful to our readers, please post it in a comment.

Palestinians Turn to U.N., Where Partition Began
Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times

Palestinians See U.N. Bid as Their Most Viable Option
Ethan Bronner and Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

Mapping Mideast Peace
David Makovsky, The New York Times

Special Coverage: UN Showdown
A reservoir of all Yediot Aharonot articles about the vote

Debating the U.N. Bid for Palestinian Statehood
Roxanne Horesh, Al-Jazeera English

Israelis Warily Brace for Diplomatic Setback in Looming U.N. Vote on Palestinian Independence
Associated Press, Washington Post

Palestinian Leader Says No One Can Talk Him Out of Pursuing U.N. Recognition
Associated Press, Washington Post

U.N. Bid for Palestinian Statehood: Live Coverage
The Guardian

Palestinians Firm on State Vote
Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal

Palestinian Options at U.N. Lead to Legal Threat to Israel's Military
Joe Lauria, The Wall Street Journal

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