August 2011
Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition);8/20/2011, Vol. 141 Issue 1265, p13
The article reports on the efforts by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to seek statehood with the United Nations (UN) in September 2011. It says that the statehood request came after the failure of the direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiation and the uprisings in the Arab world for democratic change. According to UN Palestinian Envoy Riyad Mansour, there about 30 countries recognizing a Palestinian state.


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