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Title: Palestine requests full membership in the UN
Post by: Rattler on 24 September 2011, 13:05:30
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“We are going to the Security Council. We need to have full membership in the United Nations…we need a state, and we need a seat at the UN,” Abbas told Palestinians in a televised speech on September 16.


From http://revista-amauta.org/2011/09/another-%E2%80%98symbolic-victory%E2%80%99-abbas%E2%80%99-new-political-gambit/ (http://revista-amauta.org/2011/09/another-%E2%80%98symbolic-victory%E2%80%99-abbas%E2%80%99-new-political-gambit/)

I have witten a slightly lengthy article (http://www.military-quotes.com/forum/608007-post.html) on my stance about that move at another forum, want to share it here and hear what the forumites takes on the Palestinian move are.

Rattler



Title: Re: Palestine requests full membership in the UN
Post by: MontyB on 24 September 2011, 18:48:00
I think the move is the only one left to the Palestinians, if they allow the current process to continue they will have nothing left to negotiate for as Israel is determined to colonise as much as they can under the pretext of negotiating and I fully agree with the Palestinian argument that peace talks can not resume until Israel stops it settlement building on occupied lands.

I am convinced that the reason Israel is opposed to this is because that once the borders of Palestine are recognised in the UN Israeli expansionism will have to end.