Participation in United Nations forums that refer to a "State of Palestine" does not constitute U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said.
The Palestinian Authority officially changed its name to the State of Palestine.
While U.S. officials are running a full-court diplomatic press against the Palestinian bid for U.N. recognition of statehood this September, and officials at international Jewish organizations are trying to convince foreign leaders to oppose statehood, the Israeli government appears to be taking a different approach: acceptance.
The following are some of the main points of the Geneva accord, the unofficial Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal launched Monday.