Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2012/01/10/The_UN_Should_Admit_Palestine_as_a_Full_Member_State Passions ran high as Dore Gold, Aaron David Miller, Mustafa Barghouti, and Daniel Levy argued about whether Palestine should be accepted as a U.N. Member state. Moderator John Donvan stepped in to cool the fervor that threatened to derail the order of the debate. ----- The U.N. Should Admit Palestine as a Full Member State: An Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate. This program was recorded on January 10, 2012. FOR THE MOTION: Dr. Mustafa Barghouti Daniel Levy AGAINST THE MOTION: Dore Gold Aaron David Miller MODERATOR: John Donvan On September 23, 2011, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appeared before the U.N. General Assembly to request full membership for the State of Palestine. America's veto power renders their bid largely symbolic, but there could be leverage gained-- like indirect recognition of statehood-- in the process. After 20 years of failed talks with Israel, can this plea to the international community be the only path left to a two-state solution, or have the Palestinians set the peace process back by bypassing negotiations?
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