Abbas Addresses the UN

Palestine asked the UN Security Council to be recognized as a sovereign state.

A single veto by any of the permanent members of the Security Council, though, would end the statehood bid. The United States has promised to veto the bid, with President Barack Obama before the UN General Assembly on Wednesday saying there are no “shortcuts” to peace and that Palestine must find an avenue to statehood through direct talks with Israel.

There have been many attempts to broker a two-state solution, and Palestinian President Abbas believes it is time for a new angle, saying, “It’s enough, 20 years of negotiations are more than enough, the world should intervene and end the Israeli occupation as long as the USA can’t.”

Should Palestine seek statehood via the UN? Is this the right course of action?
 


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