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Thursday, November 29, 2012

What U.N. Recognition Means To Palestinians, Israelis

Surrounded by Palestinian flags a Palestinian chants slogans during a rally supporting the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday. (Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP)

Despite U.S. and Israeli opposition, the United Nations is expected Thursday afternoon to pass a Palestinian bid recognizing a Palestinian state, and give it non-member observer status at the U.N.

Currently, the only state with that status is the Holy See (Vatican).

The move could open the way for Palestinians to bring war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

The U.S. and Israel say it will complicate efforts to achieve an independent Palestinian state through peace talks.

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  • Hershel

    GO Abbas,

    Funny how Hamas,Likud and the WH is on the same page.

  • RAOUL ORNELAS

    Fast forward (perhaps slow forward) to the year 4000 A.D. Palestinian bid for state hood tuned down again, U.S. is history and no longer in existence because of debt through taxe trying to keep Israel whole and the wealthy of America refusing to pay taxes. Plastic bags no longer in use on the planet. The last tree has been cut down to make paper bags….. the planet is in a mess again, why, because God created us in his or her image of greed…. greed killed the planet.

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