Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acknowledges applause before he addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. In a statement Thursday, Abbas appealed to al

 

              Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acknowledges applause before he addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. In a statement Thursday, Abbas appealed to al
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acknowledges applause before he addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. In a statement Thursday, Abbas appealed to all nations to vote in favor of the Palestinians "as an investment in peace. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)