Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Friday, June 1, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

UN Bloc of Developing Nations Elects Palestine as Leader in Snub to Israel, US

Despite its new leadership position, Palestine’s bid for statehood at the UN still faces significant hurdles, and its new position will not change Palestine’s status as a UN “permanent observer,” which prevents Palestine from voting in the General Assembly.

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