Palestinian UN bid enters unknown territory (AP) – 1653th Edition

23 05 2011

An orthodox Jewish man walks past elderly Palestinians playing backgammon in an alley inside Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 23, 2011. U.S.-Israel tension over Barack Obama's endorsement of Israel's pre-1967 borders is obscuring a flip side of the Middle East coin: The past days' speeches by the U.S. president contained difficult challenges for the Palestinians as well. (AP Photos/Bernat Armangue)AP – President Barack Obama threw down a gauntlet this weekend: no vote at the United Nations, he asserted, would ever create a Palestinian state.

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