Question of statehood

September 20, 2011 1:54:50 PM PDT
Hard to blame the Palestinians from wanting to push their campaign of statehood.

After all, it's been the focus of on and off, and on and off and mostly off negotiations for years. The last three U.S. Presidents have liked the idea, but nothing's happened.

Now the Palestinians are taking their cause to the United Nations. And the U.S. is trying to block it. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. wants the Palestinians and Israelis to negotiate the question of statehood. If this political ploy by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas leads finally to a negotiated settlement, then smart for him.

The question of statehood is the most electric facing the U.N. General Assembly as it opens its 66th annual session. Pres. Obama speaks tomorrow. We'll have a preview of the battles -especially the question of Palestinian statehood, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, where the big worry is the search for two men wanted in a string of sexual assaults. At least eight attacks in three neighborhoods since March. Now, cops are meeting with residents, and bicyclists are banding together to patrol the streets and offer women escorts from subway stops at night.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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