Sep 21

Past Event

The Palestinian Vote at the UN: A Live Web Chat with Shibley Telhami


Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, Palestinians have pressed for a vote in the United Nations General Assembly recognizing Palestine as a new member state. The United States has vowed to veto the measure in the Security Council, arguing that the move will do even further damage to the already-stalled peace talks between the Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Today at 12:30, Shibley Telhami takes your questions in a live web chat on what the vote means for President Obama’s policy in the region, and discusses Arab opinion of the United States and its policies in the Middle East. The live web chat will be moderated by POLITICO.

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Event Agenda


September 21, 2011

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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