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Abbas to Kerry: ‘Please Beg Me More!’

Abbas and the Palestinian Authority leadership have concluded that the Obama Administration is prepared to do almost anything to show some kind of a "victory" in the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.
Acting Leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas (front left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) in Ramallah, June, 2013

Acting Leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas (front left) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) in Ramallah, June, 2013
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi / Flash90

Abbas apparently thinks he is moving in the right direction, and that Obama and Kerry have no choice but to accept his demands and intensify U.S. pressure on Israel. Abbas does not want totally to walk out of the peace talks at this stage. He feels that he can still extract further concessions from the Israelis and Americans, and that his decision to join 15 international organizations and treaties has left the U.S. Administration in a state of panic that the peace talks might fail. Now he is waiting to see what price Obama and Kerry are willing to pay to avoid that scenario.

This originally appeared at Gatestone.

About the Author: Khaled Abu Toameh, an Arab Muslim, is a veteran award-winning journalist who has been covering Palestinian affairs for nearly three decades.


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5 Responses to “Abbas to Kerry: ‘Please Beg Me More!’”

  1. Kerry is a turd sandwich.

  2. A perverted ask a moron: please beg me more… The moron answer: Yes, and I will press Israel…

  3. Run Guo says:

    When a superpower America working against G.D's chosen people Israel, no more ….in G.D we trust….. but …the G.D we against…………..the result is from we will conquer PA, to , we are begging PA.

  4. Run Guo says:

    And I hates to see the blessing leaving US, the once beloved nation of G.D

  5. Oh come on peace? The conflict will continue and the wars will break out for the next 1000 yrs unless there is a miracle.

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