Quotes of the Day

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the 66th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on September 19, 2011.
Friday, Sep. 23, 2011

Open quoteWe're going without any hesitation and continuing despite all the pressures. We seek to achieve our right, and we want our independent state.Close quote

  • Palestinian President, just before formally requesting U.N. recognition of Palestine as an independent state
Photo: Seth Wenig / AP | Source: AP