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Palestine UN Membership & Statehood Recognition

At last September's meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Palestine applied for full membership at the U.N. This November, Palestine is expected to be upgraded to "non-member status" at the U.N. Learn more about the implications of this important diplomatic initiative and what you can do to take action to prevent the United States from imposing additional sanctions on Palestinians.

What do Palestine and the Vatican Have in Common?
by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
November 12th, 2012
Find out on conference call with Omar Dajani and Phyllis Bennis as they discuss the important implications of a potential U.N. General Assembly vote to upgrade Palestine's U.N. status.
Listen to Our Conference Call with Omar Dajani, Phyllis Bennis, on Palestine's Bid for "Non-Member State" Status at U.N.
November 12th, 2012
Learn more about the implications of this initiative for Palestine's status at the U.N., its ability to join the International Criminal Court, potential U.S. sanctions and more.
Draft Resolution on Palestine Non-Member State Status
November 8th, 2012
Read the November 8 draft resolution on Palestine becoming a "non-member" state at the U.N. This resolution is currently scheduled to be voted on on November 29.
Frequently Asked Questions--2012 Update
November 7th, 2012
Read about updates in Palestine's bid for U.N. membership since its September 2011 application and about the implications for Palestine's bid for "non-member state" status in the U.N. this November.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read about our position on what U.S. policy should be, along with some commonly asked legal, historical, and political questions about Palestine UN membership and statehood recognition.
Learn More
Read more compelling analysis from a variety of political viewpoints about the implications of the State of Palestine attaining UN membership and additional statehood recognition.
U.S. Protection of Israel Reaches New Heights of Absurdity
by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
November 10th, 2011
Palestine at the United Nations
September 23rd, 2011
PA President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the UN General Assembly today. Take action to prevent the United States from vetoing Palestine's UN membership application.
Take Action: Tell U.S. Not to Veto Palestine's Membership in UN Security Council
by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
July 19th, 2011
URGENT: House Vote Today Threatens Palestinians with Sanctions
by Josh Ruebner and Mike Coogan
July 6th, 2011
Why Is Congress Threatening Palestinians with Sanctions?
by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
June 16th, 2011
Will Palestine Be the Newest UN Member? What Is Our Role?
by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
June 8th, 2011