Same organization that partitioned Palestine 65 years ago finally upgraded it's status to non-member observer state today.
The vote was 138 in favor,
nine against and 41 abstaining.
“The moment has arrived for the world to
say clearly: Enough of aggression, settlements and occupation,” Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said to the packed UN General
“We did not come here seeking to delegitimize a state
established years ago, and that is Israel; rather we came to affirm the
legitimacy of the state that must now achieve its independence, and that is
Palestine,” he said.
“We did not come here to add further complications
to the peace process, which Israel’s policies have thrown into the intensive
care unit; rather we came to launch a final serious attempt to achieve peace,”