Obama to press PA on Statehood Bid at 6pm.

More pressure is added in the last minutes – but outcome is still unpredictable.

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That State thing.. Drop it?

From Reuters:

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday to urge him to drop plans to ask the U.N. Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state despite U.S. and Israeli objections.

The White House said Obama will meet Abbas at 6 p.m. ET on the sidelines of this week’s U.N. General Assembly session in New York. Obama is also due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier on Wednesday.

“With both the Israelis and the Palestinians the president will be able to say very directly why we believe action at the United Nations is not the way … to achieve a (Palestinian) state,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters.

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