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U.N .grants Palestinians nonmember observer status

General Assembly » Denouncing the vote, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said, it does not “create a state where none indeed exists.”



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The bipartisan legislation demands the closing of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Washington office unless the Palestinians enter into "meaningful negotiations," and eliminates U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if the International Criminal Court "adjudicates any matter proposed or supported by the Palestinian Authority," according to a joint statement from the senators.

"I fear the Palestinian Authority will now be able to use the United Nations as a political club against Israel," Graham said in the statement. "Most important, they will file complaints in the International Criminal Court against the Israeli Defense Force or any other Israeli institution engaged in defending the Jewish state."

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Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., issued a statement in support of the Palestinian resolution, arguing that "opposing Fatah’s nonviolent efforts to achieve statehood sends the wrong message to the Palestinian people."




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