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Hamas, Palestine Set for Increased Power at the United Nations

clarityseeker2 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:50 PM
Perhaps not "behind it", however, his strategy and tone and behavior regarding the middle east has emboldened all involved. It is no wonder the extremists believe they deserve (it's their "rights" and entitlements, man) they have a place at the world's table...
Palestine is not recognized as a state at the United Nations. All that could change this week as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attempts to upgrade its status to "observer state" - implicitly recognizing Palestine as an independent nation.

As Reuters reports, this upgrade could present a whole host of new issues, especially with regard to its relationship with Israel and the general anti-Israel sentiment that runs deep through the international organization.

The Palestinian Authority has circulated a revised draft resolution to U.N. member states calling for an upgrade of its U.N. status to an "observer state" ahead of...
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