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PA Considers Non-Member Status at UN

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Fox News/AP – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas warned Friday that he may seek non-member status for a Palestinian state at the United Nations if peace talks with Israel do not resume.

At a Paris news conference with French President Francois Hollande, Abbas made good on months of speculation that the Palestinians might seek to circumvent pledges by the United States, Israel’s stalwart ally, to block any Palestinian bid for membership in the Security Council — and seek alternatives in the U.N. General Assembly.

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