Abu Mazen Wants a State, Not the Right of Return

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sees the UN bid as his last, best chance to negotiate with Israel.

On November 29, the Palestinian Authority will ask the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state. That is on the assumption that pressure on the PA to delay until after the election in Israel does not bear fruit. Many of those close to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas consider this step to be the last bullet in his revolver and the final chance of renewing the negotiations with Israel...