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September 23, 2011

Palestinian UN statehood bid

telegraph UK has detailed coverage of the Palestinian UN statehood bid.

This bit of analysis from foreign correspondent Alex Spillius at the UN:

Tony Blair et al are right to say that a resolution at the UN won’t deliver a state to the Palestinians, but that sort of misses the point. The PLO is gambling that a vote at the UN – either in the Security Council or the General Assembly – will increase the pressure on Israel to negotiate the borders of a future Palestine based on lines Israel held before the 1967 war. It is a risk that could back fire if the US




Middle East correspondent Adrian Blomfield offers this analysis:

By turning to the UN, Mr Abbas is challenging US leadership of the peace process and that by internationalising it, his people hope that future talks will be conducted on a more equitable basis.

Ynetnews - Responding to Abbas’ fiery anti-Israel speech, PM Netanyahu tells UN General Assembly Palestinians want state without peace; ‘Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established,’ he says



Full Transcript of Netanyahu Speech at UN

Abbas Speech



Boston.com fact check of the Abbas speech

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