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Abbas' Coming UN Announcement: Bombshell or Gimmick?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has promised a “bombshell” announcement when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, but analysts on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict say they aren’t expecting much more than political theater. Nor do they believe Abbas' speech will have much impact at a time when the Middle East peace process is far down the international community's agenda. “Mahmoud Abbas has a major strategic dilemma on his hands,”...

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