Saturday, July 26, 2014

134 UN States recognize the State of Palestine

That's 134 out of 194 total states, and accounting for a majority of the world's population.  Not including US, Israel, western Europe, Austrailia, and Central America.

Palestine has had "entity observer status" with the UN for quite awhile and recently got upgraded to "state observer status" and UN protocol now uses the phrase "State of Palestine" to refer to Palestine.  So administratively Palestinian statehood is recognized by the UN.  But Palestine cannot become a member state with any security council vetoes, and the US could be expected to provide that veto.

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