U.S. Mounts Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Palestinian Statehood Bid

Two top Obama administration envoys are meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today in a last-ditch effort to stop him from going to the United Nations next week to get recognition for a Palestinian state, a move that would almost certainly lead to an American veto. A top European Union official and former British prime minister Tony Blair are also conducting shuttle diplomacy between Jerusalem and Ramallah to try and get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table and...Full Story
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