Palestinians ready for UN statehood bid

BY ELIOR LEVY, YNET— The Palestinian leadership officially announced Sunday it will turn to the UN for recognition of an independent state in September. The decision was made after a meeting convened by President Mahoud Abbas in his Ramallah headquarters. PLO Executive Committee chief Yasser Abed Rabbo declared that the move is aimed at protecting…

Video: Porcelain Unicorn

This summer, director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaking competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.” The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted. There were two strict rules:  The dialogue could be precisely six-lines (as it was in the…

Turkey renews strategic ties with Israel ahead of showdown with Syria

BY DEBKAFILE— After more than a year of strained relations, Turkey has decided to restore military and intelligence collaboration in the eastern Mediterranean with Israel as Ankara heads for a military showdown with Syria, according to debkafile’s exclusive military sources. The deal worked out between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also gives…