Mideast Israel Palestinians

January 7, 2013 - 3:33 PM
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves to the crowd during celebrations for their successful bid to win U.N. statehood recognition. Palestinian officials said Monday Jan. 7, 2013, they will not rush to issue new passports and ID cards with the emblem "State of Palestine" to avoid confrontation with Israel. Last week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas decreed that in official documents "State of Palestine" must replace "Palestinian Authority," the name of his self-rule government. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi, File)