Israel warns against statehood for Palestine

Israel warns against statehood for Palestine
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:47am

The Israeli Foreign Minister is warning of serious consequences if the the Palestinians continue with their planned bid for statehood at the United Nations General Assembly next week. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly gave the warning to the European Union's Foreign Policy Chief during her visit to Israel wednesday.

Israel's main ally, the United States, last week said that it will veto any statehood resolution brought before the UN Security Council. Meanwhile, the U.S. continued its diplomatic efforts to dissuade the Palestinians from making the bid. Senior U.S. envoys will visit the Middle East this week to try to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.


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