Harmony Goldberg

General Assembly Grants Palestine Upgraded Status in U.N. – NYTimes.com

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More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to grant Palestine the upgraded status of nonmember observer state in the United Nations, a stinging defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who was weakened by the recent eight days of fighting in Gaza.

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