There is a great deal of obfuscation and pure confusion about what is happening on the ground at any given moment. Thankfully, there is also a cadre of independent international journalists from reputable news outlets in Gaza.
This is about as a dramatic as it gets for a General Assembly here at the United Nations. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas handed his application for membership to the United Nations to Ban Ki Moon.
UN Week is here. Soon, world leaders will descend on Turtle Bay for the annual ritual of speeches, press conferences and back-room wheeling and dealing. Here are the top five stories on the agenda this week in New York. They are ordered not in terms of importance, but in descending order of likely media interest.