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UNSC to Consider Palestinian Bid on Monday 9/26/2011


“The UN Security Council is due to consider the Palestinians’ bid for UN membership next Monday, September 26th . The Palestinian National Administration Head Mahmoud Abbas handed over his request to recognize Palestine’s independence and grant it full UN membership rights to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday.

Abbas also urged Israel to resume bilateral talks. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, for his part, that peace is achieved through talks, rather than resolutions.

The quartet of international mediators in a Middle East settlement, namely Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations also urged Israel and the Palestinians to start talks without delay. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that Russia would vote for the recognition of Palestine’s independence at the United Nations, but would prefer the Palestinian problem to be resolved through reaching a consensus.

The UN Security Council will examine the Palestinians’ request to recognize their state as sovereign on September 26. The information comes from Chairman of the Security Council Nawaf Salam.

On Friday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas sent UN Head Ban Ki-moon an official request to recognize his Autonomy as an independent and sovereign state and grant it membership in the UN.

If the Palestinians fail to secure UN membership the General Assembly may still grant them the observer-state rights which will allow Palestine to sue Israel in the International Criminal Court.” Read more.

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