20.07.2011 18.Tammus, 5771
PA should delay UN statehood bid, says PLO official
Nabil Amr calls on Palestinian leadership to delay statehood plan by a year out of fear it will harm relations with US and EU countries that oppose the move; Netanyahu gives first interview to pan-Arab TV network.
The Palestinian Authority leadership has climbed a very high tree with its plan to ask the UN to recognize a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines in September, Nabil Amr, member of the PLO Central Council and a former PA minister, said on Tuesday.
“The leadership does not have any guarantees that it would be able to climb down safely from the tree,” he cautioned, advising the PA to delay the statehood by another year….