Palestinians change their name following UN bid
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has ordered his government to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to "State of Palestine."
The move follows the November decision by the United Nations to upgrade the Palestinians' status to that of a "non-member observer state."
President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that all official Palestinian stamps, stationery and documents will now bear the new name.
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