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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:03 PM

Palestinians Win Statehood Upgrade at U.N. [View all]

Source: Jewish Daily Forward

United Nations — The United Nations General Assembly voted to grant de facto recognition to a sovereign state of Palestine by upgrading the U.N. observer status of the Palestinian Authority from “entity” to “non-member state.”

The overwhelming vote came minutes after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked the world body to issue a “birth certificate” for a new nation of Palestine.

“Sixty-five years ago on this day, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 181, which partitioned the land of historic Palestine into two states and became the birth certificate for Israel,” Abbas told the 193-nation assembly after receiving a standing ovation.

“The General Assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the State of Palestine,” he said.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/166943/palestinians-win-statehood-upgrade-at-un/?utm_campaign=&utm_source=direct-jd.fo&utm_medium=jd.fo-other&utm_content=general-general



Much more at the link!

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