U.N. General Assembly
  • Palestinian schoolgirls hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas with Yasser Arafat, flowers and olive branches during a rally supporting the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

    Israel's deputy foreign minister called Palestinians' internationally backed quest for global recognition a "virtual move without any substance."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
  • JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's vice premier says the Palestinians would violate their peace accords with Israel by seeking recognition of an independent state of Palestine at the United Nations.

    Moshe Yaalon told Army Radio on Wednesday that Israel would "have to take steps to make it clear that there will be heavy price" if the Palestinians go ahead with their plan to petition the U.N. General Assembly for statehood on Nov. 29.

    He said it would be a "flagrant" breach of the accords of the early 1990s but stopped short of saying they would be rendered void.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
  • In the Paseo del Prado citizens try to sell everything from apartments to cars on November 12, 2012 in Havana, Cuba.

    Final tally Tuesday was 188-3; embargo was first enacted in 1960 following Cuba's nationalization of U.S.-owned properties.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 3:30 PM EST