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  10/20/2011, Tishrei 22, 5772

Report: Security Council Vote on PA State November 11

Sources at the United Nations believe the Security Council on the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood will take place on November 11th. The appraisal came following a meeting of representatives of a council subcommittee.

The PA lacks the nine votes needed for the council to recommend full-member status to the U.N. General Assembly. Even with a majority, the bid faces a veto from the United States which, like Israel, belives that PA statehood should be achieved through negotiations.