Potomac Fever is the blog of the Hamilton College Semester in Washington Program.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Obama At The UN: Away from Potomac Fever
President of The Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas
Well today, as we were having lessons, very important events were going on. Many foreign leaders are in the US to attend the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City. Obama gave his speech before the Assembly today. One of the many key issues in his address centered on the Palestinian Authority's bid to be recognized as an independent state by the UN Security Council. Here are the reasons he gives for the US' objection to the Palestinians' bid for statehood.