Palestinians' UN bid gets a boost

Arab League conference in Doha backs full-membership quest even as others offer own ideas and plans for peace.

    The Arab League will apply to upgrade the Palestinians to full-member status at the United Nations, according to a draft statement from a special meeting of the group in the Qatari capital, Doha.

    While the Palestinians continue to seek support for their UN-membership bid, Al Jazeera's Cal Perry, reporting from Occupied East Jerusalem, says countries around the world are proposing various ideas and plans for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

    Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator, told Al Jazeera that going to the UN will help cement an international consensus on the 1967 borders - that they are not areas in dispute.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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