The Envoy

Daily planet: All eyes on Palestinian statehood plans at UN

The Envoy

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Danny Ayalon, Salam Fayyad and Tony Blair attend Palestinian donors' conference in NY Sunday. (Norwegian Foreign …

• Top U.S. military officer Mike Mullen, U.S. ambassador Cameron Munter accuse Pakistan of having ties to the Haqqani network which carried out attack on the American embassy in Kabul last week. (ABC News)

• Iran's release of American hikers delayed again; lawyer says the signature of judge currently on vacation is needed. (CNN)

• U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, at a UN atomic energy watchdog meeting, blasts Iran's nuclear "deceit." (AP)

• The U.S. and allies can keep a lid on Iran's nuclear ambitions through a mix of policies. (Barbara Slavin)

• Tom Friedman blasts Israel's leaders for failing to develop a strategy for dealing with Israel's changing circumstances. (New York Times)

• Why the Palestinians see the UN bid as their most viable option for advancing statehood. (New York Times)

• Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in his first TV interview since assault charges against him were dropped in New York, admits moral wrongdoing, denies violence. (AP)

Top right photo: Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Middle East Quartet Envoy Tony Blair attend a Palestinian donors' conference hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry in New York on Sunday.

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