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Postponing UN bid won't reverse Palestinian momentum

The Palestinians need not worry about postponing the vote on their UN bid until after the Israeli elections, since even if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is re-elected, the push toward Palestinian statehood is inevitable.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York, September 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Segar   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR47UMH
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Serious pressure is being exerted these days on the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah. This comes in response to the request it submitted to the UN Security Council via Jordan Dec. 17, to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders and to put an end to the Israeli occupation within two years.

From the moment this request was submitted to the secretariat of the Security Council, a persuasion and pressure campaign on the Palestinian Authority (PA) commenced. This campaign, led mainly by the United States, demands that the PA hold back until after the Israeli election (March 17, 2015) when the political-diplomatic set-up in Israel becomes clear.

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