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?
A Palestinian Bid for U.N. Membership?
Beshara Doumani, professor of history at UC Berkeley
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