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# statehood - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Palestinian resolution on Israel withdrawal rejected by UN Security Council

France and Luxembourg supported the Palestinians.

# statehood - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

# statehood - Monday 31 October, 2011

Palestine becomes member of UN cultural body

The approval from UNESCO delegates came despite threats from the US that it would pull US$80 million in funding if Palestine’s membership bid was successful.

# statehood - Friday 7 October, 2011

Quartet to meet this weekend in bid to revive Middle East peace talks

The meeting comes amid international pressure to reach a peace deal following Palestine’s request for UN recognition as a state last month.

# statehood - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Obama: Middle East peace will not come through UN resolutions UN

Obama: Middle East peace will not come through UN resolutions

President Barack Obama says it is the Israelis and Palestinians – and not the US – that must agree on the issues that divide them.

# statehood - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Palestinians to seek UN membership UN

Palestinians to seek UN membership

The issue of Palestinian statehood is set to take centre stage ahead of the opening of the UN General Assembly session.

# statehood - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Palestinians officially launch UN statehood bid

A Palestinian delegation is pushing for full membership in the United National General Assembly.

# statehood - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Palestine agrees to Middle East peace talks in France - but will the USA and Israel be there?

Israel has not replied to the French invitation as hopes of a Palestinian state being recognised by the United Nations appear to be floundering.