BREAKING: UN upgrades Palestine to ‘non-member observer state’

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is greeted by a standing ovation before he speaks to the United Nations General Assembly before the body votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state.





The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade the Palestine’s diplomatic status to a “non-member observer state.” This comes despite opposition from the US and Israel and may now allow the Palestinians to access UN agencies. The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions. The Palestinian bid to join the global body as a full member state failed in 2011 due to lack of support at the UN Security Council. To get the “non-member observer state” status, the Palestinians only needed a simple majority at the 193-member General Assembly, such status is already held by the Vatican. Among many other nations the Palestinian bid for an upgraded diplomatic status was backed by a number of EU states, including France, Spain, Denmark, Portugal and Austria. The bid had overwhelming support from developing nations.


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Israel,
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Canada,
Micronesia
Palau
Marshall Islands
Panama
Narau
Czech Republic


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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 04:29 PM
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Someone posted it before me, so mods please delete.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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Good news indeed.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Lets see what happens next.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Can someone explain to me what these obstacles are that the US and others are talking about? But this is excellent news though.
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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No votes:

Israel,
USA,
Canada,
Micronesia
Palau
Marshall Islands
Panama
Narau
Czech Republic



well, if this list is accurate then we can think that Israel and the USA are alone in this fight against Palestine. the other countries on the list don't have the military might to take on a full on battle in the middle east.

could this be the line in the sand?

thought provoking to say the least.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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.Palestine leadership has shown its Nazi like behavior and this would be like ressurecting Adolf Hitler and telling Hitler to run Palestine.This could turn into WW3.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Here is a photo of the breakdown:







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