Quartet meets in New York to avert Palestinian UN crisis

19.09.2011                      20.Elul, 5771

Diplomatie:

Quartet meets in New York to avert Palestinian UN crisis

Clinton meets with Ashton looking for a "way forward," denies lack of progress; US, Russian, EU, UN diplomats meet as part of effort to persuade PA from UN statehood bid.

A last-ditch international push began in New York on Sunday to try to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and avert a crisis over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations as members of the so-called Quartet of Middle East mediators met in New York. 
Officials met two days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would demand full membership of the world body for a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly this week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States….