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        9/18/2011, Elul 19, 5771

      Ayalon: PA Bid will Harm UN

      Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon told Undersecretary General Lynn Pascoe of the United Nations, Sunday, that, "The Palestinians should not be allowed to turn the U.N. into a rubber stamp to realize the vagaries of [Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman] Abu-Mazen. Referring to the PA's bid for recognition as a state, Ayalon said, "The Palestinian move, if it is approved, will harm the status of the U.N. and its ability to maintain stability and order in the world."

      Ayalon is slated to meet with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in the framework of the PA's donor nations.