Un General Assembly http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22699/all en Obama speech to UN: View from Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120925/obama-speech-un-general-assembly-israel <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, descended upon Israel like a blanket of silence just as US President Barack Obama concluded his speech to the United Nations General Assembly.&nbsp;For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing electoral year threats from his right-wing flank and a growing chorus of accusations &mdash; from the center and the left &mdash; that he has forsaken all efforts at peacemaking with the Palestinians, Obama&rsquo;s speech is likely to bring a post-holiday headache.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120925/obama-speech-un-general-assembly-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Un General Assembly World Leaders Diplomacy Israel and Palestine United States Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:32:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5720409 at http://www.globalpost.com With Morsi, the Arab Spring takes the podium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120925/morsi-un-speech-united-nations-general-assembly <p>AL-ARISH, Egypt &mdash; Among the rock-star lineup of world leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly this week, a speech by newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi might be one of the most highly-anticipated. Morsi, who has pursued a bold foreign policy in his first months in office, is expected to use the opportunity to further restore Egypt&rsquo;s status as a global player and to distance himself from the pro-US policies of his predecessor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120925/morsi-un-speech-united-nations-general-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Un General Assembly World Leaders Diplomacy Iran Politics Israel and Palestine Political Risk United States Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:06:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5720470 at http://www.globalpost.com