1. ANGRY DIPLOMACY

    Five Nations Protest Israel Plans

    Let’s just take a step back and calm down, everyone. After the U.N. General Assembly upgraded Palestine’s status, Israel made plans to build 3,000 houses in the hotly contested east Jerusalem section of the West Bank. In response to the aggressive action, Britain, Spain, Sweden, France, and Denmark have corralled Israeli ambassadors to protest the move. It’s a harsh diplomatic stance for the nations. While some say that Bibi had to do something in response to Palestine’s gains, others say it’s a bold and unnecessary domestic move in a time of fragile foreign relations.

    Read it at The New York Times