UN General Assembly

Israeli Government Torpedoes G8 Statement on 1967 Borders

Due to pressure from Israel, mediated by Canada, G8 ministers deleted a reference to the 1967 borders in their final declaration after meeting in France on May 26-27. Instead they criticized Palestinian plans to promote statehood at the UNGA in September.
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Israel Mobilizes Against Palestinian UN Initiative

According to secret cables published by Haaretz, the Israeli government is mobilizing its diplomats to block the initiative for declaration of a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly in September.
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