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    Palestinians lobby for convincing win in U.N. vote - Yahoo! News


    RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians have launched a diplomatic blitz aimed at garnering a strong majority for a vote granting the non-member statehood at the United Nations slated for next month, officials said on Tuesday.

    Despite heading for a sure victory in the U.N General Assembly, mostly consisting of post-colonial states historically sympathetic to the Palestinians, West Bank diplomats are courting European countries to further burnish their campaign.

    "From the E.U. we will have a minimum of 12 votes and maybe up to 15, as some are not yet decided," Wasel Abu Yousef, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, told Reuters. There are 27 nations within the European Union.


    Palestinian officials say that they can count on around 115 'yes' votes, mostly from Arab, African, Latin American, and Asian states, and expect around 22 no-votes, led by the United States, and 56 abstentions in the 193-member organization.

    Frustrated in their request for full statehood last year amid U.S. opposition at the United Nations Security Council, Palestinians have launched a watered-down bid for recognition as an "observer state" -- the same status given to the Vatican.

    Senior Palestinian officials have fanned out around the globe to press their case, including a meeting in Paris with French President Francois Hollande at the weekend.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the talks, a Palestinian official said they hoped to flip a possible French abstention into a yes-vote, while other waiverers might also switch position nearer the date.
     
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    lets hope they win this small victory

    even for this, the USA congress is threatening PLO with withdrawing funds and more
     
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    Ain't gonna happen.

    If the PLO falls, the elected government can take over.

    They can't have that.
     
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    You are sure to win "freedom" for your ppl, Mr. Tinmore, with that extremist position. :clap2:
     
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    What is extreme about an elected government?
     
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    Yep the corrupt Palestinian lobby controls all the world government, media and financial systems!!!!


     
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    Cool, a state with no land and no borders. An emperor with a bare ass for all to stare at, indeed.
     
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    the sole purpose of oslo and the PLO is to reduce the cost of the occupation for israel

    as you say, hamas won the last proper election in west bank and gaza

    so it would be rather expensive for USA if PLO became bankrupt

    not that those AIPAC and USA congress numbskulls even realise this

    israeli govt itself was giving advance tax receipts to PLO to keep it going last month
     
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    What will palistanians be without occupation?
    Indeed, assholes deserve what they've elected.
     
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    Actually it shifts that cost onto the US taxpayers. People think that the money given to Palestine is for the Palestinians but it is for Israel.

    Most people think that Hamas was elected in Gaza. Not so. Hamas is the elected government in the West Bank also.
     

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