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9:00 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Palestinian President Asks U.N. For State Recognition

Originally published on Fri September 23, 2011 1:00 pm

The president of the Palestinian Authority has asked the U.N. to recognize his state. The Israelis say such a move would violate past agreements and are threatening retaliation. U.S. and European diplomats are scrambling to head off what could be a diplomatic train wreck.

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