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  Cheshvan 26, 5773 , 11/11/12

Report: Obama Says 'No' to Abbas on UN Bid

President Barack Obama of the United States told Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, that his administration opposes a
PA bid for non-member state status at the United Nations, according to an Abbas spokesman who talked to Agence France Presse.

Nabil Abu Rudeinah told AFP, "Obama expressed the opposition of the United States to the decision to go to the UN General Assembly." He said Abbas explained "the reasons and motives for the Palestinian decision to go to the UN ... including the continued (Jewish) settlement activity and Israeli aggression against citizens and property."

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