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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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Understanding the Palestinians’ U.N. bid

BY LARRY CARP August 31, 2011

How does a country become a U.N. Member?Membership in the United Nations, according to Chapter II, Article 4, Section 1., of the United Nations Charter "is open to all....peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the .....Charter and,...

Israeli soldiers scuffle with Palestinians during a
demonstration near the West Bank village of Beit Omar, Aug. 13.
Some analysts have warned that a U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood
could set off a new wave of Palestinian-Israeli violence. Photo:
Najeh Hashlamoun/Flash 90/JTA

A primer on Palestinian statehood bid

By Uriel Heilman, JTA, NEW YORK August 17, 2011

On Sept. 20, when the annual session of the U.N. General Assembly opens, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to ask U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present a Palestinian request for statehood recognition to the U.N. Security...

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