Palestine recognized by UN as State, what now?
Late last night, news broke that Palestine has received a majority in the UN (138 for, 9 against, 41 abstained votes), implicitly recognizing it as a proper state and as member of the United Nations. While this is arguably great news for politicians in Palestine, what are the implications for the people living in Gaza? Is Israel going to back down, now that Palestine has received a mighty ally? Perhaps. But not likely. Why? Let’s go back to the events leading up to this vote.