Palestine Statehood

Pressure is building for a diplomatic solution between Palestinians and Israelis.

In New York, the Palestinian foreign minister voiced confidence that his delegation would muster the minimum nine votes needed to win UN Security Council support for Palestinian statehood.

Security Council resolutions need nine votes from the 15-nation body to pass, but the United States has already said it will veto the measure, which would prevent its passage.

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Husam Zumlot comments on the Palestinian bid for UN membership

Husam Zumlot, a member of the Palestinian official delegation to the UN, talks about the Palestinian bid for UN membership. He describes the Israeli prime minister’s call for talks as a propaganda stunt.