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Abbas urges UN to issue 'birth certificate' for Palestine

Nov. 29, 2012 11:02 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 29, 2012 11:02 P.M.)
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by supporting a resolution to upgrade the UN observer status of the Palestinian Authority from "entity" to "non-member state."

"The General Assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the State of Palestine," Abbas told the 193-nation assembly, according to the written text of his speech.
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