Palestinian Statehood Bid Dominates UN Meetings05:37

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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.

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