The Palestinians managed to garner an overwhelming support to their UN General Assembly membership bid and were voted in as a nonmember observer state.138 member states voted in favor of Palestine, while only 9 countries voted against the bid and 41 countries abstained.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the UN GA in New York
George Rishmawi – IMEMC Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:30:12

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York to submit the Palestinian application to recognize Palestine as a non-member state in the UN.

Abbas told the assembly that this is a chance that might not be available later because the chances are diminishing.

He said that the Israeli military occupation of Palestine should come to an end for peace to prevail.