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  9/19/2011, Elul 20, 5771

Carter to Obama: Don't Veto PA State


Former president Jimmy Carter of the United States called, Sunday, on President Barack Obama not to use the U.S. veto in the United Nations Security Council against the Palestinian Authority's bid for recognition as a sovereign state.

Interviewed by National Public Radio, Carter said, "If I were president, I'd be very glad to see the Palestinians have a nation recognized by the United Nations. There's no downside to it." He admitted that failure to veto "would have some adverse effects perhaps on his political future."