Abbas' bid for statehood will hurt Palestinians

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Author(s) USA Today editorial board
Source USA Today
Date September 22, 2011
Quotes-start.png Abbas hopes this will create a new dynamic in which pressure applied through U.N. institutions forces Israel into concessions that the U.S.-brokered peace process has not attained. Sadly for the Palestinians, it is more likely to do the opposite, reviving hostility and polarization that the peace process, glacial though it may be, has contained. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United Nations should vote to recognize a Palestinian state on the topic 2011 United Nations recognition vote of Palestinian state.