Pal. Authority 'Confident' on UN Statehood Push

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Palestinians are continuing to push for international recognition at the United Nations.

Last week, President Obama reportedly asked Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas not to go to the U.N. General Assembly.

Abbas said he will pursue it and is confident he will succeed.

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Jonathan Schanzer said the Palestinian bid could cause trouble not only for Israel, but also the United States. 

"The Palestinians are not just challenging the Israelis, they're challenging the United States, having to make tough decisions last year at the Security Council, having to veto that was not -- especially right in the middle of the Arab Spring -- that was a black eye for the United States, having to scuttle this right now with the Palestinians going around saying that the U.S. is threatening us and they're going to cut off aid, again a challenge to the United States," he said.

A vote is expected on Nov. 29.

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