Netanyahu, Abbas Emerge Unscathed at UN
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Bloomberg
by Calev Ben-David - September 26, 2011 - 12:00am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas emerged from their showdown at the United Nations buttressed domestically though no closer to peace talks.

Obama veto of Palestinian statehood: What can he do after that?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
(Editorial) September 22, 2011 - 12:00am

During his nearly three years in office, President Obama has tried a new type of American leadership in the Middle East, one that is more moral than muscular, less unilaterally assertive and more humbly collaborative. While he’s been mostly successful and consistent, all that may now be viewed in the region as meaningless if the United States effectively vetoes a request by the Palestinians for the United Nations Security Council to recognize their homeland as a state.

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