Palestinian Statehood Bid Dominates UN MeetingsPlay
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is pressing ahead with his diplomatic campaign to gain full U.N. membership, brushing aside heated Israeli objections and a promised U.S. veto. The issue is taking center stage as world leaders gather for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly session.
- Kim Ghattas, BBC reporter
This segment aired on September 20, 2011.