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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C-R) meets with American envoys David Hale (C-L) and Dennis Ross (far L) on September 15, 2011 night in the president's Ramallah, West Bank offices. At right is Seab Erekat, the Palestinian's chief negotiator. The Palestinian Authority intends to go to the United Nations late next week, and the US has said it intends to use it's veto power in a vote should a bid for statehood be made in the General Assembly. Photo by Thaer Ganaim