By Larisa Epatko
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both returned to their homelands as heroes after championing their causes at the U.N. General Assembly last week. But the euphoria has petered out.
NEW YORK CITY | In an address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday, President Obama said that the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood would circumvent the Israel-Palestinian peace process and urged the resumption of direct negotiations.
On the heels of his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama threw his weight behind other U.N. members Friday urging Sudan to carry out its January referendum on southern independence peacefully and on time.
President Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday on a wide range of issues, including reinstating Iran's need to demonstrate the peaceful intent of its nuclear program and calling for international support of Israeli and Palestinian peace efforts.
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