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        9/18/2011, Elul 19, 5771

      PM: PA Bid Will Fail

      Speaking at Sunday's cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that the Palestinian Authority's attempt to gain recognition for an Arab state it plans to declare in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem will fail. “The PA set the goal for recognition a year ago, and PA Chief Mahmoud Abbas reiterated this Saturday,” Netanyahu said. “Their attempt to be accepted as a member state in the UN will fail.”

      Netanyahu said that “the Security Council is like the governing body of the United Nations, and I am sure that with the actions of the United States and our close cooperation with it and other governments, the PA's bid will fail.”