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January 8, 2018 12:34 pm

Arab League to Support Palestinian Bid for Full UN Membership

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Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. Photo: UN Photo / Manuel Elias.

JNS.org – The Palestinians will seek full membership in the United Nations with the backing of the Arab League in response to the recent US policy changes on Jerusalem, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Saturday.

“We will confront the decision by seeking a [UN] resolution, an international one, to recognize a Palestinian state on 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital,” Safadi said.

Safadi’s comments came after a meeting of six Arab foreign ministers — from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA) — in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas said last month that the Palestinians would seek full membership in the UN and ultimately apply to join all 522 official international organizations in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announcement of plans to move the US embassy to that city.

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