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  • US Warns PA Statehood Bid Would Jeopardize Peace Process

    10/16/2012 3:53:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood at the United Nations next month would jeopardize the peace process with Israel, U.S. ambassador Susan Rice said Monday during a Security Council debate on the Middle East. The United States was able to stop the PA’s bid for statehood last year by threatening a veto at the Security Council. This time, however, they are seeking recognition as a non-member state, similar to the Vatican, which only needs approval by the General Assembly and is not subject to veto. “Unilateral actions, including initiatives to grant Palestinians non-member state observer status at the United Nations,...