Friday, August 19, 2011

Israel to recruit 70 countries to vote against recognizing Palestine, says Israeli official

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, said Wednesday that Israel is working on recruiting 60-70 important countries to vote against the Palestinian quest to seek UN recognition of a Palestinian independent state based on the 1967 borders. In a speech addressing 150 Jewish leaders worldwide to recruit them to support the Israeli efforts to prevent the recognition of the Palestinian state, Ayalon, who is also a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu, said "the Palestinians are a majority in the United Nations (UN) and we are trying to recruit the most important countries so that they do not vote according to their conscience, but for the security and stability in the Middle East."
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