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Palestine Goes to the UN

Understanding the New Statehood Strategy

Author: Khaled Eglindy
September/October 2011
Foreign Affairs


The Palestinian plan to ask the UN for statehood in September has provoked intense anxiety in Jerusalem and Washington. But the move is less provocative than commonly thought. Palestinian leaders are not aiming at short-circuiting the peace process; they are trying to level the playing field in order to promote future negotiations with Israel and the United States.

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