UN showdown looms as Arabs press for Palestinian statehood

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September 19, 2011
Sacramento Bee    
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"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed his determination Monday to seek full United Nations membership, spurning the latest attempt by White House negotiators to avoid having to block the move and inflaming anti-American anger in the Middle East. With the Obama administration having sided with Israel in pledging to veto the Palestinian statehood bid, mediators from the United States, Europe, Russia and the United Nations worked feverishly in closed-door meetings to find a formula to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks and to prevent a confrontation at the U.N. this week that could plunge the region deeper into turmoil." (09/19/11)


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