by Jim Hoft on Thursday, September 22, 2011
Last year Barack Obama announced during his UN address that the Palestinians should have their own state. The Palestinian leaders took him at his word. Yesterday, during his speech at the UN, Obama pulled back on that notion and told the Palestinians not to push things just yet.
He then met with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and asked him not to pursue a UN seat… It didn’t work. The Palestinians will go ahead and pursue a seat at the UN this week.
U.S. President Barack Obama meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in New York September 21, 2011. Both leaders are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
Despite Obama’s best efforts, the Palestinians will seek a seat at the UN this week.
The New York Times reported: