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Israeli peace groups to rally for UN bid in Tel Aviv
Published Wednesday 28/11/2012 (updated) 29/11/2012 18:48
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JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli peace organizations said Wednesday they would hold demonstrations in Tel Aviv to support Palestine's bid to upgrade its status at the UN.

A coalition of Israeli peace organizations said in a statement they would rally on Rothschild Blvd. in Tel Aviv on Thursday ahead of the vote in the General Assembly.

“We are citizens in the state of Israel, and we support the UN bid," the statement said.

"We support Palestinian non-member status at the United Nations which will help both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. The continuous conflict between two people has killed thousands of children, women, and innocent people," the statement said.

"The conflict will not be solved by force, and the only solution is negotiations which will lead to Palestine's independence, and Israel's as well”, wrote Nava Sonnenschein, co-founder of the School for Peace summer camp.

The statement was also signed by groups like Peace Now, Israel's centrist peace organization, and Machsom Watch, which monitors Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

It said former lawmaker Uri Avnery and a Palestinian Authority representative would speak at the rally.

President Mahmoud Abbas will address the UN General Assembly in New York before it votes on upgrading the PLO's status, Foreign Ministry official Omar Awadallah said Wednesday.

The vote is expected after 11 p.m. Jerusalem time on Thursday.
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1 ) Robert / US
29/11/2012 15:28
Good for you guys !!!.

2 ) Calvin Mehlert / USA
29/11/2012 18:31
It's time for our Senators Feinstein and Boxer to find the political courage to come out for what is right, clearly support the Two State Solution, and Palestinian membership in the UN.
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