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UN Overwhelmingly Votes For Palestinian Statehood

United Nations member countries voted overwhelmingly to change the Palestinian status from an observer to a non-member observer state yesterday, but how this will play out in terms of Israeli-Palestinian relations, and prospects for peace, is still an open question.

Held on the 65th anniversary of the “birth” of Israel – when the UN voted to partition the British mandate ofPalestine into one Jewish state and one Arab state – there is no question that yesterday’s vote was symbolic for Palestinians and their supporters, according to The New York Times. The vote passed 138 to 9, with 41 states abstaining.

Source: Christian Science Monitor. Read full article. (link)

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