(It make me wonder if the U. N. troops will eventually be sent in to divide up Israel into the two states of Israel & Palestine because what good would it do for just the U.N. Security council's members states to to recognize Palestine on the 1967 borders.)
Report: France 'won't rule out' UN creation of Palestinian state
On Saturday, an Abbas aide to Abbas said that Abbas has told Arab leaders he may seek United States recognition for a Palestinian state, which would include all of the West Bank, should peace talks with Israel break down.
The idea, raised during Arab League deliberations in Libya on Friday, would place new pressure on Israel to extend a recently expired freeze on construction of settlements in the West Bank - a Palestinian condition for continuing recently relaunched direct peace negotiations.
Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said "alternatives" to the face-to-face talks launched at the start of September had been discussed, among them "ask(ing) the United States to recognize the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders."
"[Another] is to study the possibility of going to the [United Nations] Security Council to get a resolution that calls upon member states to recognize the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders," he told Reuters by telephone from the Libyan town of Sirte.FULL STORY at