Palestinians: We won’t surrender to U.S. pressure to drop UN bid

07.09.2011                      08.Elul, 5771


Palestinians: We won't surrender to U.S. pressure to drop UN bid

Top Abbas adviser says there is little Americans could do to change the Palestinians' plans; two senior White House envoys in region for talks with Israeli, Palestinian officials.

The Palestinians on Tuesday said they would not give in to American pressure to drop their bid for statehood at the United Nations, taking a tough position ahead of a meeting with a senior U.S. delegation.
Two senior White House envoys, David Hale and Dennis Ross, arrived in the region on Tuesday for talks with Israel and Palestinian officials. The U.S.has been trying to persuade the Palestinians to drop their plan to ask the UN this month to approve their independence and instead resume peace talks with Israel….