Israel trying to convince UN member countries to oppose PA UN membership ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Patrick
    • 10.06.11 | 05:34 (IDT)

    I doubt this can be very effective, but IMO effectiveness will depends on 2 factors: i) What arguments are presented (why it is not good to allow UN membership for the PA at this time; ii) The actors - who will do the talking. Netanyahu and Lieberman are not exactly popular actors ... (smile !) Sean Connery, Paul Newman, Jean Marais were definitely more popular (smile !) Have in mind that this is not about PA statehood - The State of Palestine, as the article points out has already been created in 1988, and it has been recognized by many states all over the world. This is about the State of Palestine gaining the prestige and protection that come with UN membership.

    from the article: Haaretz exclusive: Secret cables show Israel's battle plan over Palestinian UN bid
    First published 02:11 10.06.11 | Last updated 02:11 10.06.11
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