The only reason that this is "like the Vatican" is because the cold war ended - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 20.10.12 | 06:02 (IST)

    Prior to the end of the cold war there were numerous "non-member states" sitting on the cross-benches (North and South Korea being obvious ones). Once the cold war rivalries ended then all those states were A-OKed by the Security Council. So the only reason that "Palestine" will be sitting there is because of the USA's puppet-like deference to Israel, and to no other reason.

    from the article: Palestinian push for UN status upgrade likely to succeed, says GA president
    First published 22:04 19.10.12 | Last updated 22:04 19.10.12
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