US Discourages Palestinians' UN Statehood Campaign

Thursday, September 22, 2011

On Wednesday, President Obama made clear his opposition to the Palestinian National Authority's bid for statehood through the United Nations Security Council. "Ultimately it is the Israelis and the Palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them," Obama said. Israel has criticized the Palestinian Authority's efforts as undermining the peace process, and the United States has been leading the pressure against the PA's application. Will Obama's remarks affect other countries' approaches to the bid? And what are the Palestinian Authority's chances at statehood anyway?

Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the UN, is currently advising the Israeli delegation.

Comments [2]

listener

So no mention that a new nation of Palestine will expel by force every Jewish man, woman and child from their territory and thus become a true apartheid state from the start? How ironic considering that particular slander has been hurled at Israel for years and duly reported by the media which in this case ignores real apartheid and ethnic cleansing.

Sep. 22 2011 10:37 AM
no name

What a joke. So the israel lobby demands that government radio give israel's spin dude an opportunity to put out its spin without any real questions being answered. And when do the palestinians get their opportunity? NOT ON GOVERNMENT RADIO BECAUSE THE ISRAEL LOBBY DOES NOT PERMIT THAT TO HAPPEN

Sep. 22 2011 09:57 AM

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