It's for the very reason that you mention i.e. that veto hurts OBAMA, but as far as Abbas is concerned it hurts him not at all. After all, what's the difference between (a) putting in the application and being knocked back and (b) not putting in the application at all? Answer: Nothing.
Iran ready to work together with Saudi Arabia for Mideast stability, says FM (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas to seek full UN recognition despite Western pressure
The MK and former finance minister, who founded his party in 2012, will be in charge until end of the next Knesset, which is potentially 2023.17:57 12.02.16 | 0 comments
As long as fighters are willing to remain there, the besieged city will not fall. But life there will become hell.13:03 12.02.16 | 0 comments