Palestinian National Authority Pushes For Statehood Bid

Friday, September 23, 2011

In spite of intense opposition from the United States, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to formally ask the United Nations Security Council to recognize Palestine as a full member of the U.N. today. The Palestinian bid for statehood has overshadowed nearly everything that has happened at the U.N. this week. In a speech on Wednesday, President Obama voiced his disapproval of the Palestinian plan, saying "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N." The U.S. has vowed to veto the move.

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative, and 2005 candidate for the presidency of the Palestinian National Authority, gives the Palestinian perspective on statehood and responds to comments made on yesterday's program by former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold.

Comments [2]

Soubie from NYC

Go Palestine! A lot of Americans support you!

Sep. 24 2011 07:30 AM
listener

After decades of criminal and failed warfare against Israel and others, is the kleptocrat Palestinian leadership now adding "lawfare" to their arsenal against the only democracy with the only sophisticated justice system in the region? Considering the decades of trumped up accusations against Israel while truly despotic regimes get a pass, would the highly politicized international courts provide about as much justice to Israel as a court in Mississippi circa 1930 would provide to an accused minority?
Perhaps if the guest and his odious henchmen were in the audience of the Republican debate they would earn more scrutiny and disdain from the media.

Sep. 23 2011 01:13 PM

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