Event: Abbas Confirms Palestinian UN Bid for Statehood

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In an op-ed published in the New York Times, Mahmoud Abbas confirms plans to put a resolution to the UN General Assembly in September 2011 seeking international recognition of a Palestinian state on 1967 borders and admission of Palestine as a full member of the UN. He justifies this endeavor toward internationalization as a right and as a move caused by the failure of negotiations, and he explains that Palestine, if admitted, “would be negotiating from the position of one UN member whose territory is militarily occupied by another” and not “as a vanquished people ready to accept whatever terms are put in front of us.”

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