While diplomats and world leaders will be tackling some tough global issues at the United Nations general assembly today, the big story of the week will be unfolding on Friday when the Palestinians formally request membership in the U.N. and recognition as a state.
The United States has pledged to block the application should it reach the Security Council but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appears undeterred.
Is a showdown looming at the United Nations, or is there still time to come up with a solution that will work for the U.S. and Palestine?
John Negroponte, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, talks to Carol Costello on American Morning today about what statehood for Palestine would mean for Israel, the Middle East and the United States.
Negroponte is also participating in the Concordia Summit Tuesday. The Summit focuses on eliminating global terrorism and this year features an address by former President George W. Bush. Read more about the summit here.