A wide view of the General Assembly Hall as Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman (shown on screens), Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Sudan to the UN, introduces a draft resolution to grant Palestine non-Member Observer State status in the United Nations. Photo: UN, Mark Garten.
WASHINGTON – Members of the United Nations General Assembly in New York voted on Thursday afternoon in a dominant 138-9 count “to change the Palestinian Authority’s status from “entity” to “non-member state," raising major issues that include the need to define refugees and more.
Prior to the vote, host Rob Sachs spoke with Araf Romanowsky, an adjunct scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy, and Amiad ad-Adnan Ahmed, president of Minaret of Freedom Institute, to discuss the implications of the vote.
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