The World Forsakes Israel: U.N. General Assembly Votes 138 to 41 to Grant Palestinian Authority "Non-Member State" U.N. Observer Status

The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.

SOURCE: Reuters
(Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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