What will Palestinians do after the U.N. vote?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
(Editorial) November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY will almost certainly win a vote Thursday in the U.N. General Assembly granting observer status to a state of Palestine. But it will be a pale triumph for President Mahmoud Abbas and his West Bank-based Fatah movement.

The Palestinians’ U.N. Bid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
(Editorial) November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

On Thursday, a week after the Gaza cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, the Palestinian Authority, which controls parts of the West Bank, is scheduled to ask the United Nations General Assembly to upgrade the Palestinian status to nonmember observer state.

Strong European support for Palestinian statehood move
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Louis Charbonneau - November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A Palestinian bid for indirect U.N. recognition of statehood received vows of support from more than a dozen European nations as of Wednesday, and diplomats said this backing may deter Israel from harsh retaliation against the Palestinian Authority for seeking to upgrade its U.N. status.

How Will the Palestinian UN Move Impact Prospects for Mideast Peace?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from PBS
(Analysis) November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

MARGARET WARNER: For more on the Palestinian bid for greater recognition at the United Nations, I'm joined by David Makovsky of the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, and Ghaith Al-Omari, executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine. Welcome back to both of you.

Palestinians certain to win recognition as a state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Edith M. Lederer - November 29, 2012 - 1:00am

UNITED NATIONS —The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state Thursday but success could exact a high price: Israel and the United States warn it could delay hopes of achieving an independent Palestinian state through peace talks with Israel. The United States, Israel's closest ally, mounted an aggressive campaign to head off the General Assembly vote. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defiantly declared Thursday that the Palestinians would have to back down from long-held positions if they ever hope to gain independence.

U.S. and Israel Look to Limit Impact of U.N. Vote on Palestinian Authority
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Michael R. Gordon - November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

WASHINGTON — After failing to head off a vote in the United Nations on Thursday that would upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s status, the United States and Israel are looking ahead to how they can contain the damage from the approval of a resolution that even some European allies have signaled they will support.

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