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      Archive: 9/20/2011

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        9/20/2011, Elul 21, 5771

      Report: PA Bid Set for Friday Night Israel Time

      Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations determined, Monday evening, that the offical time that the PA will submit its bid for recognition by the UN as a sovereign state will by 2:05 p.m. Friday (Eastern Daylight Time), corresponding to 9:05 p.m. Israel Time, according to Channel 10 television.

      Under U.N. rules, the secretary-general is obligated to bring the matter to the General Assembly.