Foreign minister against Palestinian state

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal is resisting attempts by the United Nations to declare an independent state of Palestine.

A resolution to this effect, which has majority support, is ready for signature during a general meeting of the UN in September.
Rosenthal, however, told BNR radio he is against a unilateral declaration. ‘When I spoke in Ramallah with Palestinian president Abbas and prime minister Fayyad, they told me they did not want to take that route,’ he told BNR

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