UN Secretary General: Palestinian Statehood “Long Overdue”

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S., Britain, France, China and Russia are permanent members of the Council with veto privileges.

The talks between Israel and the Palestinians stalled a year ago after expiration of an Israeli moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank. Palestinians oppose Israeli construction on land that they want as part of a future state.