Statehood Bid Will Damage U.S. Ties With Palestinians

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Published August 10, 2011.

Cooperation between the U.S. and the Palestinian Authority will be harmed if the PA goes through with its plan to seek United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly session in September, a senior Western diplomat told Israeli journalists on Wednesday during a briefing in Tel Aviv.

“If the PA will go to the UN in September, it will make it harder for us to have the same relations with them as we had before when it comes to aid and security training,” the diplomat said. “We want that to continue that cooperation but it will make it harder for us. It is easier to work together as partners.”

According to the diplomat, the U.S. is trying hard to prevent a confrontation at the UN in September.

For more, see Haaretz.com



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