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Palestinians to seek UN recognition

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president is moving forward with his plan to seek upgraded observer status at the United Nations next month, despite American and Israeli threats of financial or diplomatic retaliation, officials said Sunday.

The decision sets the stage for a new showdown at the UN between Israel and the Palestinians after last year’s attempt by the Palestinians to seek status as a full member state. Although that initiative failed to pass the UN Security Council, it caused months of diplomatic tensions with Israel.

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