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August 16, 2002
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New York’s City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday to shut down the Palestinian mission to the United Nations in Manhattan. Because the City Council lacks the authority to close the office, the bill calls on President Bush to work with the United Nations to do so — which many insiders deem highly unlikely. Still, “it’s a major victory,” said Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of the Coalition for Jewish Concerns-Amcha, which lobbied for the bill’s passage.

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