As expected, the United Nation's today overwhelmingly voted to upgrade the Palestinians' status to "nonmember observer state," despite the wishes of the United States and Israel. The final vote: 138 for and 9 against, with 41 abstentions. You can read more on the vote, and what it means, over at the Washington Post.
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