20.04.2011 16.Nisan, 5771 Pessah 2; Tag 1 des Omer
"We don't believe it's a good idea," State Department spokesman says of PA plan to ask UNSC to recognize Palestinian state; Abbas, who is set to visit France, Germany still looking to Obama to help pursue vision.
The US on Tuesday rejected Palestinian plans to pursue efforts to ask the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state in September.
"We don't believe it's a good idea, we don't believe it's helpful," US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement. "We continue to press both sides to begin talking again in direct negotiations," Toner said….