JERUSALEM — Palestinian Christians and Church officials have welcomed the United Nations’ Nov. 29 resolution to upgrade the Palestinians’ status to that of a non-member state.
The vote occurred exactly 65 years after the United Nations voted to establish one Jewish and one Palestine state in what was then called Palestine. While Israel accepted U.N. Resolution 181, Arab nations rejected it and tried to destroy Israel. During the war, hundreds of thousands of Arab Palestinians became refugees.
The Holy See, which also has non-member state status with the United Nations, said the vote “should be placed within the context of the efforts of giving a definitive solution, with the support...READ MORE