Israel

Palestine to Push For UN Statehood Recognition

Arab League seeks support from EU nations

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Arab League foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in Cairo on November 12 with EU representatives in an effort to persuade them to vote in favor of the Palestinians' unilateral bid to upgrade their United Nations status to non-member state.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened a ministerial meeting of the Octet – the group of ministers close to the prime minister – to discuss the Palestinian Authority's UN bid ahead of a Friday meeting on the matter in Vienna between Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Israeli ambassadors stationed in Europe.