Palestinian UN diplomat: Palestinians prefer peace treaty with Israel by September

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Riyad Mansour, the top Palestinian diplomat at the United Nations, said the Palestinians prefer to have a peace treaty with Israel by September, the month when the Palestinians plan on taking their case for an independent state to the floor of the UN.

The Palestinians say that if a peace treaty with Israel isn’t reached by September their first choice is to go to the UN Security Council with such strong support and arguments that it would recommend admission of Palestine as a new member of the United Nations.

That would require convincing the United States not to veto a resolution supporting membership for an independent Palestinian state, which won’t be easy.

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