The first week of 2015 has been focused on the Palestinian unilateral measures at the United Nations, particularly the ramifications that could emerge from the State of Palestine’s International Criminal Court (ICC) bid. As a consequence of this bid, Israel announced, on Saturday, that it would freeze the transfer of tax money to the Palestinians, stirring criticism from various officials. In the United States, there has also been much debate over whether or not American funding to the Palestinian Authority will be cut. On Wednesday, the State Department announced that it did not believe that the Palestinian Authority was eligible to join the ICC. Also on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his condolences to the French people over the recent terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office. A poll released on Friday, showed Likud now leading Labor in the polls 25 to 24 seats.