Palestine wins historic upgrade at the United Nations

30.11.2012                      16.Kislew. 5773

UN-Abstimmung:

Palestine wins historic upgrade at the United Nations

138 vote in favor, 9 against, 41 abstentions in US General Assembly; US, Israel oppose Palestinian statehood bid; Abbas at the UN: The Palestinians are in desperate need of peace, but window of opportunity is closing.

Sixty-five years to the day after the UN voted for the partition of mandatory Palestine – a move the Jews accepted and the Arabs rejected – the same body overwhelmingly voted on Thursday to grant the Palestinian delegation the upgraded status of non-member observer state….