Dear Mr. President,

Please do not veto the request for Palestinian statehood that is expected to be made at the United Nations on Friday.

This can be the defining moment of your presidency and the point at which North Africa and most of the Middle East realizes that the United States is a true friend and supporter of those struggling against tyranny.

It is also the moment you can point to where you earned your Nobel Peace Prize.


Richard Watson and Deborah Dodd