UN Recognizes State of Palestine
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says the United Nations General Assembly is being asked to issue the birth certificate of Palestine.
But Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is blasting the U-N for what he calls its ``regrettable decision'' to allow a historic vote
on Palestinian statehood.
Canada and the United States are poised to vote against a motion to recognize Palestine as a state, on the grounds it could delay hopes of achieving an independent Palestinian state through peace talks with Israel.
The move will elevate the Palestinians from the status of U-N observer to non-member observer state.