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Palestine does not exist but some wish to change that with a United Nations declaration
The vote for Palestinian recognition from the United Nations draws close. The US has threatened to veto statehood for Palestine, raising questions about the impact this could have on American foreign policy and the Middle East Peace process.
Which nations are likely to side with the US? Could the Palestinians gain observer status as French President Nicolas Sarkozy has recommended?
Marwan Mausher, analyst with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Washington D.C.; former foreign minister of Jordan