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Palestinian leaders predict they're gonna scoring historic win tomorrow when the United Nations votes on whether to recognize a Palestinian state.
Analysts say they expect the vote to pass him by a big majority but it would grant Palestine only limited statehood.
And the United States Israel and others are against the effort largely because it could give Palestinians new leverage on the world stage against the government in Israel.
The Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas -- said he will not negotiate with Israel as long as it keeps expanding settlements in the West Bank.
And the Israeli prime minister has refused to freeze that construction.
The -- she's -- Jonathan Hunt -- that the United Nations tonight -- -- explain the US objection here.
What it boils down and -- to the very simple argument that US officials believe that this will hinder.
Rather than help the peace process between the Israelis.
And Palestinians that it will enable -- encourage the Palestinians.
To miss you walk crimes -- -- in other international institutions such as the international criminal court against Israeli officials over the actions that they've taken recently and didn't posture does.
In Gaza in the woods -- secretary.
State Hillary Clinton did today it is simply not helpful lesson.
The path to a two state solution that.
Fulfills the aspirations of the Palestinian people.
Is through Jerusalem and Ramallah not New York we oppose Palestinian efforts to upgrade.
Their status at the UN outside of the framework.
Secretary of state Clinton on -- the US officials have repeatedly made that argument.
To that Palestinian counterparts it's fallen on deaf is the vote will go ahead tomorrow's show of course the Palestinians and much of the rest of the world makes a different argument.
Yet what they argue the Palestinians on what has persuaded a lot of western nations including our Security Council members of -- China.
And Russia is the idea that by -- -- -- -- vote and giving the Palestinians this kind of recognition.
They will strengthen the hand of the moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas against the -- militant Hamas which saw its popularity.
Rise in the wake of that recent conflict.
In Gaza the Palestinian officials for that -- in the meantime say they I'm not looking for a fight here they are simply trying to would bombs.
The cause of peace listen.
We're not typical front you and Americans or -- -- Israel we're here.
There's two state solution.
On 97 lines and this we would do and what opponent tomorrow more tomorrow Austin.
And that vote will take place around 3 PM eastern tomorrow -- afternoon on what the UN.
Name several years ago international Palestinians solidarity day -- Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations.
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