Palestine turns to UN for statehood

With negotiations going nowhere, Palestinian officials are taking a new approach to statehood.

    Is recognition the road to a republic? With direct talks derailed, Palestinians are looking to the United Nations as a means to establish statehood.

    And they have succeeded in rallying support: Brazil and Argentina announced this month that they recognise Palestine as an independent state, and other Latin American countries have signalled they will follow suite in the coming months.

    Now Palestinian leaders are looking to the UN for an official declaration recognising Palestine along its 1967 borders.

    But as Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York, the victory of official statehood could be largely symbolic.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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