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Pressure mounts on Palestinians to abandon U.N. statehood gambit

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/pressure_mounts_on_palestinians_to_abandon_un_statehood_gambit_20110621

The pressure on Mahmoud Abbas to back down from plans to seek recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations in September is intensifying. Squeezed by a combination of concerted American pressure and intense Israeli diplomacy, some top Palestinian leaders are urging the Palestinian Authority's president to drop his September plan.

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