General Assembly
  • Palestinians celebrate the U.N. General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state, along the streets of Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

    Israel remains an occupying force in Gaza and West Bank; vote does not close rift in the Palestinian leadership that has led to the emergence of dueling governments.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 8:30 PM EST
  • Palestinian schoolgirls hold pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas with Yasser Arafat, flowers and olive branches during a rally supporting the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

    Israel's deputy foreign minister called Palestinians' internationally backed quest for global recognition a "virtual move without any substance."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 6:00 PM EST