Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PA Seeking to Become Non-Member State

The Palestinian Authority is planning on going ahead with its plan to get the United Nations to recognize Palestine as a "non-member state" on November 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, despite opposition from both Israel and the United States.

This vote at the General Assembly could have profound implications for the ability of Palestinians to hold Israel accountable in international courts for its violations of human rights and international law and for the imposition of additional US sanctions against both Palestinians and the United Nations.

We have several resources to help you understand these issues.

1. Listen to a recording of our conference call with Omar Dajani and Phyllis Bennis discussing the implications of Palestine becoming a "non-member state" and what this means for our organizing to change U.S. policy to support human rights, international law, and equality.

2. Read our recently updated FAQ's about Palestine UN Membership and Statehood Recognition.

3. Share the recording with your friends on Facebook and tweet to your followers on Twitter.