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Palestinians Win Upgraded UN Status by Wide Margin

posted on November 30, 2012

By an overwhelming margin of 138-9, the UN General Assembly upgraded Palestine’s UN status to a non-member observer state, reports the BBC’s Barbara Plett. “While the move is seen as a symbolic milestone in Palestinian ambitions for statehood,” writes Plett, “the ‘Yes’ vote will also have a practical diplomatic effect.” Israel and the U.S. opposed the resolution, believing the vote to be “counter-productive” to peace talks. 

Read at BBC