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Palestinians say their right to UN statehood was ratified in 1947

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Having rejected the UN’s partition plan for statehood in 1947 and losing everything when the Arabs opted to declare war on Israel, now backtracking on that decision Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour declares, “We believe that our statehood, and our admission, is an innate right… It is not open for negotiation with anyone – nor will we ask for permission from anyone.”

By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the day will come when “obstacles” in the Security Council to full U.N. membership will be removed “but that day is not today.”

The main hurdle is the United States, a veto-wielding Security Council member that insists the Palestinians only gain full membership in the United Nations after negotiating a peace deal with Israel. Continue Reading »