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Abbas’s Classic Thug Extortion Trick

Mahmoud Abbas spent his speech claiming that this was the last chance for the peace process. In reality, it was simply the last chance for Abbas to remain in charge.
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After the UN vote there were fireworks in the West Bank. Indeed more fireworks than at any time in November since Hamas managed to land a couple of rockets in Jerusalem. Between those two events lies the true horror of the situation the world has just attempted to parcel Israel up into. The Palestinians have tried a one-two punch. The world has just fallen for it. Whether it now manages to force Israel to fall for it too, we shall have to see.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

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