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Mon, Sep 19, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

A Palestinian Bid for U.N. Membership?


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Palestinians watch a broadcast of President Mahmoud Abbas' speech in Gaza City on September 16, 2011 in which Abbas vowed to lodge a bid for U.N. membership.
Said Khatib/AFP/Getty
Palestinians watch a broadcast of President Mahmoud Abbas' speech in Gaza City on September 16, 2011 in which Abbas vowed to lodge a bid for U.N. membership.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to petition the United Nations Security Council this month for full U.N. membership -- but the U.S. has vowed to veto any such bid. How might the Palestinian bid affect the stalled Middle East peace process, and the domestic political landscape?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Abraham Sofaer, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former legal adviser to the U.S. State Department
  • Augustus Richard Norton, professor of international relations and anthropology at Boston University
  • Beshara Doumani, professor of history at UC Berkeley

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