J Street position on Palestinian application for full UN membership

May 1st, 2012

Selected Background Resources

American views

Palestinian views:

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas set two conditions for abandoning his plan to ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state in September: acceptance of the 1967 lines as the basis for a two-state solution and a cessation of settlement construction.
  • Mahmoud Abbas on his preference for negotiations over a UN vote.
  • Mahmoud Abbas makes the case for Palestinian statehood in an New York Times op-ed, writing, ‘Negotiations remain our first option, but due to their failure we are now compelled to turn to the international community to assist us in preserving the opportunity for a peaceful and just end to the conflict.’

Israeli views

International Views

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