Thursday, November 29, 2012
GREAT VICTORY FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE! Palestinians win implicit U.N. recognition of sovereign state
(Reuters) - The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.
There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.
(Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Update 6:01 p.m.: Who are the dirty nine? United States, Israel, Canada, Czech Republic, Panama, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. (According to ABC News)