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  1/24/2013, Shevat 13, 5773

Rice Protests Use of 'State of Palestine' at UN

The U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, complained on Wednesday about the use of the term "State of Palestine" at a hearing at the Security Council.

"A reference to the State of Palestine does not turn Palestine into a state," Rice emphasized, in reaction to a sign that read "State of Palestine" and which was placed during a speech by the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki.