The UN bid for Palestinian statehood is irresponsible and counter-productive. But the US must not restrict aid as a punishment
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Telegraph
by Michael Weiss - (Blog) September 12, 2011 - 12:00am

Last Friday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that he’ll be going to the United Nations on September 26 to seek full recognition of Palestinian statehood, based on 1967 borders with Israel, via the UN Security Council. The US is sure to vote “no” to full recognition, and various European countries may abstain or likewise reject the proposal. In that event, Abbas has said he’ll seek “non-member observer” status for Palestine, conveyed via the more flexible General Assembly.

.House G.O.P. Tightens Its Bond With Netanyahu
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Steven Lee Myers - September 20, 2011 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration wanted to be certain that Congress would not block $50 million in new aid to the Palestinian Authority last month, it turned to a singularly influential lobbyist: Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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