For some reason they felt that these two stories were important enough to put at the top of the T, although they were big stories in Israel they were not in the American press. Meanwhile, here's a couple of news stories the Huffington Post didn't cover (from DailyAlert):
The Palestinian Authority leadership has climbed a very high tree with its plan to ask the UN to recognize a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines in September, Nabil Amr, member of the PLO Central Council and a former PA minister, said on Tuesday. He advised the PA to delay statehood by another year. Several other senior officials in the West Bank are also believed to oppose the move. He said the PA was taking a risk by going to the UN "despite the opposition of major parties in the international arena." The PA leadership has failed to correctly assess the reactions of these major parties to the statehood plan, he said. He added that he was opposed to "creating a state of confrontation between the Palestinians and the U.S. over the UN application."
Israel is willing to hold peace talks with the Palestinians immediately, in Jerusalem or even Ramallah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Arabic television station Al-Arabiya in an interview released Wednesday. "Everything is on the table," he said. "But we need to get to the table." Netanyahu also denied that Israel wanted to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remain in power.
Netanyahu said it was impossible to seek peace with any group that does not recognize Israel's right to exist. "If people say no, the State of Israel shouldn't exist, it should be wiped off the face of the earth, the way Iran or Hizbullah or Hamas say, there's not much place to go." (AFP)