Israel Sees UN Majority for Palestine Status Upgrade

(Reuters) Dan Williams - The Palestinians' bid to upgrade their status at the UN would find majority support there but would not bring them closer to statehood and peace with Israel, Israel's UN envoy said on Sunday. Ron Prosor, the Israeli ambassador to the UN, accused the Palestinians of trying to recapture international attention that has shifted to crises in Iran, Egypt and Syria. "The path to peace really is through the negotiating table with Israel," Prosor told Israel Radio. After failing to gain Security Council approval for full UN membership last year, the Palestinians plan to ask the UN General Assembly next month for non-member observer status. Prosor said the Palestinians have a "guaranteed majority" in the General Assembly.

2012-08-06 00:00:00

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