Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives at the United Nations Plaza Hotel in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. The Palestinians predicted a historic U.N. vote recognizing their statehood this week, praising important new support from France on Tuesday and likely backing from other European nations seen as critical to enhancing their international standing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives at the United Nations Plaza Hotel in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. The Palestinians predicted a historic U.N. vote recognizing their statehood this week, praising important new support from France on Tuesday and likely backing from other European nations seen as critical to enhancing their international standing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)