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Abbas Names Date for UN Statehood
Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/12 | Maayana Miskin

Posted on 09/08/2012 12:22:38 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has named a date for the PA’s next statehood bid. Abbas said Saturday that he will ask the UN General Assembly to recognize a “state of Palestine” on September 27.

The date is just over one year after Abbas’ first statehood bid, in which the PA sought recognition of statehood from the Security Council. It will come one day after Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

His appeal to the General Assembly is considered far more likely to yield success. The Security Council bid was met by a lack of support from the United States and from European countries, but in the General Assembly Abbas enjoys a virtually guaranteed majority.

“There are 133 countries that now recognize us as a state with east Jerusalem as its capital, and where we have embassies hoisting the Palestinian flag,” Abbas proclaimed Saturday, AFP reports.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon previously admitted that the PA enjoys an automatic majority in the General Assembly, and said the Foreign Ministry’s plan is to focus on maintaining objection to the unilateral statehood bid among Western democracies. If Abbas wins a majority without winning a majority of democracies, the vote will lack meaning, he argued.

Likud MK Danny Danon has called to respond to Abbas’ latest unilateral move by unilaterally annexing Judea and Samaria. “We need to say clearly that if they want to start a one-sided process, we’ll answer them in their own language,” he declared.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; septemberii; statehood; un
September II. The sequel. This time he really means it, and Costa Rica said they'll go along (organ music, gasp, more organ music).
1 posted on 09/08/2012 12:22:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

What is “UN statehood”?

When did the UN get the power to decide what a country is?

2 posted on 09/08/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

1. In 1948, with regards to Israel and Pakistan.
2. They didn’t really, not then and not now. It was a non-binding resolution of the general assembly, and had Israel foundered while fighting for its independence, nobody would have noticed or cared. We survived, and eventually thrived as a nation, no thanks to any supposed state-making power of the UN general assembly.
3. I think the UN general assembly even recognized a state of Palestine back in the 1980s, and it didn’t count for squat.

3 posted on 09/08/2012 12:55:48 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I don’t like it when any kind of power is attributed to the UN

4 posted on 09/08/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Me neither. It’s a discredited failure. If Israel were to resign from membership, they wouldn’t know what to do with themselves.

5 posted on 09/08/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This is something to hang on Zero, his administration, and his rubberstamping fiasco of a nominating convention. Thanks Eleutheria5.

6 posted on 09/08/2012 4:41:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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