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Israel and Palestine

Palestinians prepare to submit statehood resolution to U.N.

Palestinian leaders plan to give the United Nations a final draft of a statehood resolution on Monday. The document calls for reaching a peace deal with Israel within a year that would include an end to Israeli control of Palestinian territories by late 2017. The proposal would establish a state called Palestine — its capital in East Jerusalem — alongside Israel. The Israeli government supports negotiations but opposes U.N. action, saying that imposing a third-party timeline would deepen the conflict.