Israelis, Palestinians headed toward U.N. showdown

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 15, 2011 3:25 PM
Israelis, Palestinians headed toward U.N. showdown

Reporting from Ramallah, West Bank— Rebuffing international pressure to soften their positions and return to the negotiating table, Israelis and Palestinians announced separately Thursday that they were moving forward with an expected diplomatic battle next week at the United Nations.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will address the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 23, after which he will submit a formal application to admit Palestine into the international body as a state, according to his foreign minister, Riad Malki.