• CORRECTS CAPTION TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO STATE OF PALESTINE IN ACCORDANCE WITH AP STYLE - The Palestinian flag flies in the wind after a Rose Garden ceremony at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Following a vote in November 2012, the U.N. recognized Palestine as a state with non-member status and as a result it was permitted to raise its flag outside the U.N. for the first time on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    President Abbas raises Palestinian flag for first time at UN

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time on Wednesday with a promise that it will be raised soon in Jerusalem, “the capital of our Palestinian state.”