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Palestinian statehood bid fails at UN Security Council as US, Australia vote against

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Source: rt.com

The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions.

The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it was automatically defeated. The US however still used its veto power and voted against the resolution. Another veto power state, the UK, along with Lithuania, Nigeria, Korea and Rwanda have abstained from the vote.

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A Symbolic Vote in Britain Recognizes a Palestinian State

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Source: nytimes.com

By: Stephen Castle & Jodi Rudoren

LONDON — Against a backdrop of growing impatience across Europe with Israeli policy, Britain’s Parliament overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution Monday night to give diplomatic recognition to a Palestinianstate. The vote was a symbolic but potent indication of how public opinion has shifted since the breakdown of American-sponsored peace negotiations and the conflict in Gaza this summer.

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Turkey’s parliament to vote on sending soldiers into Syria, Iraq

Sourcepanarmenian.net

Turkey’s parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces as well as Turkish soldiers to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister said Tuesday, Sept 30, according to the Associated Press.

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