Palestine to request recognition as a nation state by the UN.
Read it all at the IHT.
Abu Daoud says: this is a big deal. A really big deal. Palestine will not get full recognition because the USA will veto that at the Security Council level. But the General Assembly will certainly give Palestine non-member status, like the Vatican has. This means that technically Palestine will have international recognition to have its own currency, secure its own borders, issue passports, and so on--none of which it presently does.
The times they are a changin'...