""I call upon the distinguished members of the Security Council to vote in favour of our full membership," Abbas told the UN General Assembly. "I do not believe that anyone with a shred of conscience can reject our application for a full membership in the United Nations and our admission as an independent state," Abbas said." Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/09/201192312433584593.html Netanyahu Is of course very much interested in the peace negotiations. ["Let's meet today in the United Nations," Netanyahu said in an appeal launched during his address to the UN General Assembly shortly after Abbas presented a formal bid for UN membership for a Palestinian state. "I cannot make peace alone. I cannot make peace without you," Netanyahu told Abbas. "We are both sons of Abraham ... our destinies are intertwined." Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/09/2011923183936789549.html Once again, we see how palestinians are being unreasonably stubborn and just plain evil. They are breaking this old man's heart. Obama however, once promised that the U.S. would reach out to the Arab world, they will work together to bring peace to the Middle East...... "Palestinians need to live in a sovereign state of their own. Their vision has been delayed for too long. That is why the US has spent time and money helping to build a Palestinian state," Obama said. He then added: "Yet America's commitment to Israel's security is unshakeable and our friendship with it is enduring." Members of the General Assembly, where pro-Palestinian sentiment is high, listened politely but had only a muted response to Obama's 36-minute speech. Obama then later told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that the US would veto any Security Council move to recognise Palestinian statehood. Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/09/201192114323726757.html I am fairly neutral on this issue, but it is certainly an interesting move from the Palestinians. The Israelis want them to return to peace talks, but unfortunately the land in West bank is getting smaller for the Palestinians. Israel is getting even more isolated. It is pushing away it's sole Muslim Ally, Turkey. It just got worse when the Israeli foreign Minister thought it was a good idea that the Israelis should support Kurdish rebels against Turkey. It will be interesting to say the least moving forward.