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        12/5/2011, Kislev 9, 5772

      Abbas: Still Seeking UN Recognition


      Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that the PA was continuing its campaign for recognition of an Arab state in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem. After a meeting with U.S. State Department official Jeffrey Feltman, Abbas said that recognition of the PA state would enshrine the two state solution, and would not endanger Israel.

      Last week, Israel released funds to the PA that had been suspended in September when the PA sought recognition of an Arab state in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem at the UN Security Council. Abbas said that the PA would continue with that effort.