President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations' top official on Monday he

would seek full U.N. membership for a Palestinian state, a move the United States and Israel warn could lead to disaster and shatter chances for resuming peace negotiations. I spoke with retired Ambassador and Director of the Montana World Affairs Council Mark Johnson on Monday. That interview is attached.

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