Map of countries that will support Palestine's UN bid for statehood
http://imgur.com/gallery/DTWAK
Palestinians have been fighting for their own sovereign state on the West Bank and Gaza since their occupation by Israel in 1967. Peace talks and negotiations have been running for decades but a solution to satisfy both parties has never been found. In a shift last year, Palestine started asking countries to recognise an independent state based on 1967 borders. To date it has only had observer status at the UN but now Mr Abbas is asking for admission as a full member state. Significantly this could give the region access to the International Criminal Court where they could challenge the Israeli occupation.
How does the application work?
Mr Abbas has submitted a written application to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon for approval. If this is granted, the UN Security Council will then look at the application and pass a vote. Palestine will need nine of 15 council members to support their move - and crucially no vetoes from permanent members. China, France, Russia, the UK and the US are all permanent members who enjoy this right of veto. The 10 non-permanent members, who sit for two-year terms, are currently Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Portugal, Brazil, India, South Africa, Colombia, Lebanon, Gabon and Nigeria.
On approval by the Security Council, the application would then need a majority of two-thirds in the General Assembly to stand. However, US President Barack Obama has already declared he will use his veto, which means it is unlikely to reach this stage.

I am Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4gymxY2zM8
Closed Zone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzqw7oBZT8k&feature=player_embedded
Map of Israel http://www.eyeonisrael.com/
WHO is arming Israel http://disarmtheconflict.wordpress.com/
WESTBANK & JERUSALEM MAP - the settlements http://peacenow.org.il/eng/sites/default/files/settlements_map_eng.pdf
Free from the River to the Sea http://avoicefrompalestine.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/a-free-palestine-free-from-the-river-to-the-sea/
State of Palestine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Palestine
Who is Who in Palestine http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/5067119803/
Gaza Under Attack – Part 1 – in pictures http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/gaza-under-attack-aug-19-2011-in-pictures/
Gaza Under Attack – Part 2 – in pictures http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/gaza-under-attack-part-2-in-pictures/
♻ Gaza Under Israeli Attacks http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/gaza-under-israeli-attacks/
Tears of Gaza’ – The Movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0WKVhIpgr4&feature=colike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRgKH0j3yoE&feature=colike



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