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Netanyahu: Israel cannot prevent UN recognition of Palestinian state

PM says it's impossible to recognize a Palestinian state without passing through the UN Security Council but assures such a move is bound to fail.

by Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

May 30, 2011 | 11:38 am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that no one can prevent the recognition of a Palestinian state in the United Nations in September.

“No one has the power to stop the decision to recognize a Palestinian state in the UN General Assembly in September,” Netanyahu said. “It can also be possible to make the decision there that the world is flat.”

Netanyahu said Israel can’t prevent UN recognition of a Palestinian state, and added that Israel expects to receive support only from a handful of countries.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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