United Nations (CNN) — The historic Palestinian bid for statehood goes before the United Nations Security Council Monday, where it looks set for a largely symbolic debate in the face of a promised American veto.
Lebanon’s Nawaf Salam, the Security Council president for this month, said he circulated the letter of application to all 15 members of the Security Council last week.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made the bid for the United Nations to recognize an independent state of Palestine on Friday, a move Israel says is premature without direct talks that address its longstanding security concerns.
The formal application drew applause in the assembly when the Palestinian leader raised the document at the podium during his speech at the 66th annual session of the General Assembly.
Comment by Wickus:
I guess there is not much to comment on. If it is successful, the world has officially turned against God (again). If it is unsuccessful, we know that in the near future Israel will be divided to create a Palestinian state. And we also know that the AoD will happen during or soon after that event.
The clock is ticking…