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)

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