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        8/31/2012, Elul 13, 5772

      PA to Ask for UN Upgrade in the Coming Year


      The Palestinian Authority will ask to upgrade its position at the UN to a non-member country in the coming year, its foreign minister said on Thursday.

      Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki announced that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will declare the PA’s intention to request the upgrade during his address at the UN General Assembly next month.