I am surprised that the Palestinians have to work hard to get these three - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 20.09.11 | 17:07 (IDT)

    Gabon is a member of the Conference of Islamic Cooperation and should give its vote to Palestine automatically. Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nigeria, it is true, try to walk a tightrope between Israel and Palestine, but both have embassy-level relations with Palestine (though not resident ambassador) and both have very sizeable Muslim populations. Portugal, in addition to being in favor of Palestine statehood, was carried into the Security Council by the 56 Muslim states. They wanted to keep Canada out, and I would be surprised if there was no understanding between them and Portugal that it would vote onside.

    from the article: 'Palestinians need just two more Security Council votes in bid for statehood'
    First published 15:05 20.09.11 | Last updated 15:05 20.09.11
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