[link to www.haaretz.com
] The General Assembly vote, which will be broadcast live around the globe
, is expected to be an unprecedented achievement for the PA and Abbas. In contrast, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are said to understand that the Palestinian victory at the United Nations means an Israeli defeat and a personal defeat for each of them.
The significance of the outcome has not been lost on Jerusalem. While the ruling party in Israel is moving to the right, the international community, including Israel's friends, is moving to the left. They are no longer willing to accept Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
No Israeli leader wants this failure to stick to him. Netanyahu has released no official statement on the matter. Lieberman and Barak, who, ironically, will be in New York today on their way to the Saban Forum in Washington, will duck the cameras. Lieberman prefers not to speak to the General Assembly and has left it to UN ambassador Ron Prosor to face the music alone.watch here live:
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it starts at 21:00 GMT
other interesting things that happened on other november 29:
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
1929 U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.1947 The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly recommends the partition of Palestine.
1963 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1972 Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.