Israel Political Brief November 29, 2012: UN General Assembly approves Palestine status as non-member observer state

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U.N. General Assembly approves Palestine status

Source: JTA, 11-29-12

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Screen shot of the board at the United Nations General Assembly showing the 138-9 vote officially upgrading Palestine to nonmember observer state, Nov. 29, 2012.  (Fox News)

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Screen shot of the board at the United Nations General Assembly showing the 138-9 vote officially upgrading Palestine to nonmember observer state, Nov. 29, 2012. (Fox News)

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to upgrade Palestine to a non-member observer state.

The vote Thursday was 138 to 9, with 41 countries abstaining. The Palestinians had been expected to win the vote handily, which is largely symbolic….READ MORE

 

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