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September 23rd, 2011
10:48 AM ET

Palestine to ask the U.N. Security Council for membership today

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations today to ask the Security Council for membership. While President Obama is expected to veto the bid, French President Sarkozy is pushing a new time frame with slower negotiations to achieve Mid East peace within a year.

Just a year ago, Obama's speech to the United Nations included a call for a Palestine state and the U.S. supported the Arab Spring, so is the president's credibility in the Middle East at stake?

James Rubin, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and Robin Wright, senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, talk to Christine Romans on American Morning today about Palestine's bid for statehood and America's strategy in the Middle East.

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