Passions Run High at U.N. Palestine Debate
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates - NYU Skirball Center
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appeared before the U.N. General Assembly to request admitting the State of Palestine as a full member state. America’s veto power renders their bid largely symbolic, but there could be leverage gained– like indirect recognition of statehood– in the process. After 20 years of failed talks with Israel, can this plea to the international community be the only path left to a two-state solution, or have the Palestinians set the peace process back by bypassing negotiations?"