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The Palestinian Petition to the United Nations for Recognition of a Palestinian State: A Legal/Political Analysis
Gilad Noam 2012
The Palestinian petition to the United Nations (UN) is part of a broader Palestinian process aimed at advancing Palestinian interests not by means of negotiations with Israel, but through the use of multi-national political and legal frameworks. The Palestinian process comprises two interrelated elements: the request for recognition of statehood and the demarcation of this state’s borders as the 1949 ceasefire lines (and in this context the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state). These two elements have important political and legal implications, which this policy paper analyzes with attention to both long-term and short-term consequences.

This policy paper analyzes the possible measures that Palestinians might adopt in the UN framework, as well as the potential implications of these measures.

Click here to read an article published in the Jerusalem Post about this report.
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