The two state solution is going to have to work for Israel and Palestine in the Middle East, because the United Nations isn’t going to have it any other way. After decades of complaints and conflict between a first-world nation and a third-world country that can’t even get zoo animals delivered into the country and has to create their own zoo animals out of dogs. The United Nations has voted to recognize Palestine as a state. A total of 138 countries voted yes, 9 voted no, and 41 abstained from voting.
“Sixty-five years ago on this day, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 181, which partitioned the land of historic Palestine into two states and became the birth certificate for Israel,” said Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas after being greeted by a standing ovation. “The General Assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the State of Palestine.”
Among the nations that voted against Palestine being recognized as a state were the United States, Canada, Panama, Israel, and multiple small Pacific island states. The main supporter of the movement, and where Palestine concentrated their marketing effort, was Europe, where 17 European nations voted for Palestine’s admission (Great Britain and Germany abstained).
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