Tepid Palestinian Authority UN Upgrade Bid – by Stephen Lendman
Instead of going for easily within reach full UN membership, Abbas prefers settling for less. Why he’ll have to explain.
Others say it reflects his longtime collaboration with Israel. Doing so betrays his own people. Why they tolerate him, they’ll have to explain.
If he follows through as planned, he’ll get what he asks for. He’ll upgrade Palestine from observer to non-member status. It’s like being club member with most rights but not all. Non-member states can’t vote.
Full de jure status requires following simple procedures that work. Abbas categorically refuses. Who knows