Palestinian Games At The UN
By Micah Halpern
Saturday June 9, 2012
I've Been Thinking:
The summer has begun and that means that diplomatic games at the UN have also begun.
The Palestinians are testing the waters for September's General Assembly.
Last year they attempted to qualify for full membership. Yesterday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was in Paris. In his press conference with newly elected French President Hollande, Abbas said that the Palestinians will attempt to upgrade their status again, this year, at the GA.
The difference from last year to this is that now the Palestinians want to upgrade to the status of non-member state. That will entitle them signature on numerous treaties and membership on committees.
In order to become a non-member state the PA must be accepted by 2/3 of the General Assembly. Whereas last year in order to get full membership, they needed the approval of the Security Council.
The Palestinians now have observer status. The PLO organization sits as observers in the GA.
A change in status would be a huge boost to the Palestinians internationally. Hollande of France is wholeheartedly behind the move.
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