Victory of the year: Palestine
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to upgrade Palestine to “non-member observer state”. While as a result of this, Israel and the US will come down harder on Palestine, it is a great symbolic victory all the same. For the record, the Vatican also has a similar status within the UN!
Image: Palestinians wave flags as they celebrate their successful bid to win UN statehood recognition in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on December 2, 2012