Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has set a collision course with Israel and the United States, determined to try to force a vote on his bid for full UN membership for a Palestinian state.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to hold direct talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the UN General Assembly.
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President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations' top official on September 20 he would seek full UN membership for a Palestinian state, a move the US and Israel warn could deal a devastating blow to hopes for resuming peace negotiations.
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President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN chief on Monday he would seek full membership for a Palestinian state at the United Nations, a move the United States and Israel warn could dash hopes of resuming peace talks.
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