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A comment on Palestine’s statehood, recognition and UN membership

The Palestinian government plans to issue a declaration of independence in September 2011 as its latest strategy to bring about further recognition and UN membership. In an Op-Ed in the New York Times, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “this September, at the United Nations General Assembly, we will request international recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 border and that our state be admitted as a full member of the United Nations.” He proceeded to assert that there is “tremendous value for all Palestinians” in such recognition, claiming that this would allow Palestinians to “pursue claims against Israel…