News Brief 6/9/2011, Sivan 7, 5771
Erekat: US Said it Would Veto PA State
Top PA negotiator Saeb Erekat said Thursday that he had been told by White House officials that they would veto and attempt by the Palestinian Authority to receive Security Council recognition for an Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Erekat told Arab media that the officials had told him of the White House's decision on the matter at a meeting last week.
Erekat added that the White House had made clear that the only path to a PA state was negotiations with Israel.