Makeshift 'State of Palestine' sign at UN leaves diplomats perplexed
The Palestinian ambassador to the UN pulled out all the stops ahead of the historic upgrade of Palestine, and when he requested a special chair for the PA president, UN officials told him: 'Abbas is not the Pope.'
Last Friday, less than a day after the Palestinian victory at the United Nations vote, many diplomats were surprised to find that when they entered the UN General Assembly Hall, a change has occurred on the Palestinian delegation's bench. The old sign that said "Palestine" was replaced with a new sign that said "State of Palestine."
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