Palestine Wins Status of State in Vote by U.N. Assembly

Palestine Wins Status of State in Vote by U.N. Assembly by Ethan Bronner and Christine Hauser, New York Times.

More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to grant Palestine the upgraded status of nonmember observer state in the United Nations, a stinging defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who was weakened by the recent eight days of fighting in Gaza...

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