Underdogs of the Middle-East and their backup plan

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For years the people of Palestine have been pushed off their land, cornered and have suffered in silence as their calls go unheard.

But the underdogs of the Middle-East have a plan as reported in the foreignpolicy.com online articles.

It’s generally expected that the United States will veto the Palestinian bid for full member status at the United Nations Security Council next month, but the Palestinian government thinks it has an ace up its sleeve– a workaround option that would bypass the U.S. veto and allow it to secure U.N. recognition, says the PLO’s top representative in Washington.

“The plan as of now is to go the United Nations to seek full member-state status for the State of Palestine,” said Maen Rashid Areikat, PLO representative to the United States and head of the PLO mission in Washington, in a Tuesday interview with The Cable. That means submitting a request to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who will then turn that request over to the U.N. Security Council for a vote.

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