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November 29, 2012

General Assembly grants Palestine non-member observer State status at UN

Today, the United Nations General Assembly grants Palestine non-member observer State status at UN.  The vote passed with 138 members voting in favor, 9 against, and the remaining abstaining. 

I had the unique opportunity to spend the day starting with the Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and then with the UN General Assembly for the vote.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was recognized as a leader on Israel-Palestine peace and justice issues. 

Below is a story from UN News Service:


29 November 2012 – The General Assembly today voted to grant Palestine non-member observer State status ...

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