WORLD: TimesCast | Palestinian Statehood
September 14, 2011 — U.S. officials make a last minute effort to avert a United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood.
U.N. vote on Palestinian status a setback for U.S., Israel
Palestinian Authority succeeds in its bid to obtain an upgraded status that recognizes its goal of statehood. U.N. General Assembly backs the move by a vote of 138 to 9. UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations General Assembly voted by a lopsided margin over U.S. and Israeli objections to grant Palestinians an enhanced status that acknowledges their long-cherished goal of statehood.
Palestinians to seek elevated status in U.N. this month
Palestinians say they have lined up support for their bid to boost their status from observer entity to nonmember state at the United Nations. JERUSALEM — Facing a lack of progress in their statehood bid, Palestinian leaders said Monday that they would ask the United Nations General Assembly by month's end to elevate their status in the international body from observer entity to nonmember state.