Palestine’s friends rejoice in the overwhelming victory at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, 29.11.2012 when the 138 UN member states voted to give Palestine observer status at the UN. 41 countries abstained, while nine countries voted against.
Nine rings for mortal men…
Who were these nine?
The United States and Israel voted against, which was not exactly a bomb, to use a terminology the two countries understand well. But the four in the middle, ie Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau, who are they? There are island nations in the Pacific and together they have fewer residents than the city of Bergen in Norway. But otherwise?
Marshall Islands: The country has a GDP of $ 115 million a year, of which 57.7 million paid by the United States. Currency: U.S. dollar.
Micronesia: The country has a GDP of $ 341 million a year, of which 90 million is…
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