President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to formally request in September that Palestine becomes a full member of the United Nations. A resolution in support of his request is almost guaranteed at this point. Once a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state is approved during the U.N. General Assembly, a vote also expected to be in favor will follow in October. The United States usual veto, a weapon that has worked so many times at the Security Council, has no effect at the General Assembly.
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