Obama Addresses the UN as Palestinians Seek UN Membership

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Last year, President Obama called for a Palestinian State with membership in the United Nations. Today, in a speech at the UN where US and European leaders are struggling to head off a confrontation over Palestinian demands for statehood, he conceded that hasn't happened, and repeated the phrase, "peace is hard." We hear about the President's address to the General Assembly and some frantic diplomacy.

 

Credits

Guests:
Colum Lynch - Foreign Policy Magazine - @columlynch, Mohammed Shtayyeh - Fatah Central Committee, Aaron David Miller - Carnegie Endowment; former Middle East peace negotiator - @aarondmiller2, Alon Liel - Israeli Foreign Ministry (formerly)

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Andrea Brody, Karen Radziner