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Nightly News   |  September 19, 2011

Abbas not backing down

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is not backing down from his plan to formally request UN membership later this week when he addresses the Security Council. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and the stage is set for a showdown tonight at the u.n. palestinian president mahmoud abbas said he is not backing down from his plan to formally request u.n. membership later this week in new york when he addresses the security council , a move the u.s. is fiercely lobbying against.