The U.N. General Assembly has backed a resolution elevating the status of the Palestinians from "non-member observer entity" to "non-member observer state," the same category as the Vatican.
"We did not come here seeking to delegitimize a state established years ago, and that is Israel; rather we came to affirm the legitimacy of the state that must now achieve its independence, and that is Palestine," said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Critics say the move is at best symbolic, and potentially counterproductive. But what do you think? Was the General Assembly right to support elevated status for the Palestinians? What should happen next? GPS welcomes readers' views on the issue.