Palestinians Seize the World Stage

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has demanded membership in the United Nations. We hear Israel's reaction and what it means for US diplomacy at the UN and in the Middle East. Also, the US faces another government shutdown, and the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff blames Pakistan for attacks on American targets in Afghanistan.

Banner image: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas holds up papers for statehood while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images