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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Saturday, September 24,2011 | 5A Palestinians submit U.N. statehood bid UNTTED NATIONS (AP) The Palestinian leader t(X)k his people's quest for independence to the heart of world diplomacy Friday, seeking U.N. recognition of Palestine and sidestep-[)ing negotiations that have foundered for nearly two decades under the weight of inflexibility, violence and failure of will. The bid to win recognition of a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east jerusalem — submitted over the objections of the U.S. — laid bare the dec'p sense of Palestinian exasperation after 44 years of Israeli o( cupation. "The time is now for the f^ilestinian Spring, the time for independence," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared. A ^ ^ . ■ "The time has come to SALE’THIS SATURDAY ONLY! • end ^ suffer,ng and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the diaspora, to end their disf)lacement and Saturday Sejtiember 24,2011 J m fc Qur FALL spedais! ^ ^ i’ *Stc^ in and sho^ttr «j I ., -7-0S’ ppciNc^ ,: f0 SAVINGS UP TO $6530 ’ ^ ^ MoiM^ - Thtirsday 9am - 6pm ^ Fridat-''9am^ 7pm • Saturday - 9am - 5pm J Sunday - 12am - 5pm 862 1 35 New Braunfels Ttxas 78130 r 830-625-7946 % ■■■ ^les^^r^t£^berglass^ols.coin | | f^www.lpiiestiai'fiberglasspools.coni^ ^*No c^'valuc^i^it^^TK' c<^rnbined With any uthcr offers, f^»l must be installed within 60 to realize their rights." After Abbas submitted his formal application, international mediators called on Israel and the Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations and reach an agreement no later than next year. The Quartet — the U.S., European Union, U.N. and Russia — urged both f>ar-ties to draw up an agenda for peace talks within a month and produce comprehensive proposals on territory and security within three months. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the proposal "re()re-sents the tirm conviction of the international community that a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations between the f)arties." Similar plans have failed to profluce a peace agrc^e-ment, and it was unc lear how the two sides could bridge their huge differ- ences and resume talks. The Quartet statement was radically different from what diplomats had be(ni hoping to draft since it became t lear that Abbas would not back down. U.S. and European offi cials had been trying to craft a statement that would outline parameters of the negotiations, including a reference to bordt'rs being based t)n the 19f)7 lines and affirm Israel's identity as a lewish state. Instead, the (.Quartet focused on [)ro[)osing deadline's. World sym[)athy for the Palestinian tause was evident from the thunderous ap )lause that greeted Ab )as as he mounted the dais in the United Nations Cjeneral Assembly hall to deliver a s[>eech that laid out his grievances against the Israeli o(cuf)ation and why he felt com[)elled to take his appeal directly to the U.N. All Varieties Available • Pick-up or Delivery AND We Install Ask US about ® DISCOVERY lit RMU! )Af,RASS //AS •75% less mowing •Requires significantly less initial watering Hours: Mon-Sat 8-5:30 Closed Sunday 830-627-8873 • 19050 1-35 South Exit 177 Saturday, October 1st Only Copper Ridge Picture Perfect Lívida Spectacular Acreage Homesites \ ■ ^ I, Save // Tens Ot . Thousanos-, \ \ ■ V L1/6^ ^BdOi)d will donate ^,000 to CHALLENGE Morgaii's Wonderland for every land purchase made during this Sales Event, with a guarantee of at least hOOO! ' Beautiful 1 to 3 acre homesites • Gated and guarded entrance ■ Curbed streets & underground utilities • Walking trails ' Resort-style pool, tennis & basketball courts * Pavilion with fireplace, B6Q, picnk tables ■ Close to San Antonio, Schlllterbahn Waterpark, Historic Gruene, Guadalupe River & Stale Park ‘ Limited Inventory! Buy now and build when ready. ’W". m iimm, m Open 7 days a week www.copperrldgetx.com
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