Abbas urges UN to issue 'birth certificate for Palestine'

By REUTERS
November 29, 2012 23:04

UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday appealed to the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by supporting a resolution to upgrade the UN observer status of the Palestinian Authority from "entity" to "non-member state."

"The General Assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the State of Palestine," Abbas told the 193-nation assembly, according to the written text of his speech.
 


Related Content

Breaking news
April 26, 2018
Bus flips amid pummeling winds in Israel's south

By TAMARA ZIEVE

Israel Weather
  • 15 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 12 - 18
    Jerusalem
    15 - 21
    Haifa
  • 19 - 27
    Elat
    16 - 27
    Tiberias