Report: Abbas to propose peace talks after UN vote

President Abbas pictured addressing the UN General Assembly
in 2011. (MaanImages/file)NEW YORK (Ma'an) -- President Abbas told European diplomats on Tuesday that he will resume peace talks with Israel after a UN vote on the Palestinian request for non-member status in the world body, The Associated Press reported.

Abbas believes that a freeze on illegal settlement building may not be necessary to engage in talks if the UN recognizes a Palestinian state which includes all of the West Bank, AP reported.

Last Wednesday, the president of the 193-member UN General Assembly said that a debate on whether to upgrade the Palestinian UN status to a sovereign country would likely take place in mid-November....

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