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UN General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to recognize state of Palestine; US, Israel object

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The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.
The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body -- a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions. The United States immediately criticized the historic vote. "Today's unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path peace," U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said. And U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the vote "unfortunate" and "counterproductive."

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disavowal of the UN and everything that organizati... by Gentry L Rowsey on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 7:27:20 PM is SO embarrassing ...... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:38:58 AM
people say their god gave israel to the Jews, wel... by Mrt Baggins on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:57:33 PM
As a Rabbi's daughter and someone who grew up bel... by Deborah Dills on Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:15:33 PM
CJCMP is The Coalition of Jews, Christians and Mus... by E. J. N. on Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 4:07:22 PM
to both of you.... by Don Caldarazzo on Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:33:51 PM
in response to the UN General Assembly vote remind... by intotheabyss on Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 4:09:45 PM
Abyssinian.... by Don Caldarazzo on Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:33:23 PM