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Bosnia stalemate may be blow to Palestine

2011-10-31 20:19

Sarajevo - A presidential adviser says Bosnia will be forced to abstain from any UN vote for Palestinian statehood - dealing a tough blow to Palestinian hopes of rallying the required nine vote majority in a Security Council vote.

Dzenan Selimbegovic, an adviser to the three-member presidency, said on Monday that because the trio still disagree on the issue, there is no official stand and the chance of someone changing his mind is "theoretical".

Palestinian officials have said that they already have eight votes, and had counted heavily on Bosnia to give them the ninth.

The three presidents had to agree in order for Bosnia to vote. So far the Muslim Bosniak leader supports the bid, the Serb member is pro-Israeli and the Croat member has not yet not clearly stated his position.

Comments
  • Adam - 2011-10-31 21:20

    this is ridiculous, so when palestine is officaly recognised by the UN as a nation, and they continue to attack israel, what will the world say then? you cant have a country formed out of people suddenly acknowledging you - and before more arab propoganda hits these walls, israel was only recognized because it defeated all the invading arab armies. both parites must go to the table. palestinins must realise that the israeis are going to continue building on israeli land untill palestinians have something material to offer them. israelis must realise they are dealing with non rational insane extremists who will not be please untill every jew is dead and sharia law rules over the land. get my drift.... this voting in on a nation is just asking for more trouble

  • Jaba - 2011-10-31 22:48

    Hamas is a bigger blow to the idea that is Palestine. terror rather then talks will never work for them...

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