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Abbas Snubs Kerry, PA Ends Peace Option with Israel

The move effectively ends any option for peace with the PA at this time.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Gaza-based Hamas leader Ismail Hanieyh on poster, next to a picture of the late PLO chairman Yasser Arafat.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Gaza-based Hamas leader Ismail Hanieyh on poster, next to a picture of the late PLO chairman Yasser Arafat.
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Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas finally took off the mask and formally refused Tuesday to meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz broke the news to the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in an evening speech.

Earlier this week, the State Department confirmed that Kerry and Abbas were set to meet in London. Apparently the Secretary became desperate enough to come back to Israel for another attempt at reviving the dead-on-arrival “framework talks.”

He even offered to travel to the PA capital of Ramallah. But Abbas rejected the offer, leaving Kerry to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

“Abbas rejected Kerry’s framework and refused to meet him .. Kerry flew back the next morning without any meeting,” Steinitz told his audience.

“No one should tell us that we need peace in order to survive, exist and flourish,” he said. “We will survive. Israel will survive as a democratic Jewish state whether our neighbors will finally agree to accept it and make peace with us or not.”

He added that Abbas had always said he would never recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state – just as the Hamas terrorist organization that controls Gaza has as well. Last month Abbas signed a deal with Hamas to create a new Palestinian Authority unity government.

Inasmuch as Hamas is formally committed to Israel’s destruction and is backed and funded by Iran, the move effectively ends any option for peace with the PA at this time.

IDF forces have beefed up their lines along the roads in Judea and Samaria, particularly along Highway 60, where the number of road terror attacks on Israeli motorists has increased dramatically over the past year.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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25 Responses to “Abbas Snubs Kerry, PA Ends Peace Option with Israel”

  1. palastines/arabs need no peace but vanish israel as jewish historical nation.why?the so called palastines of taday are not old philistines of goliath who went to exile with nebuchardnizer but rather invaders brought by ottoman empire and caliphs in middle ages.these so called palastines are immigrants from eygpt,jordan,syria and saudi arabia.let israel grow,let israel frourish among scorpions-muhamad desendants.

  2. finally the end of the comedia.

  3. Ishmael descedant are no good

  4. Kerry was a terrible choice for his job. He doesn’t seem to understand the area nor its peoples.

  5. Tis becoming a quite indifferent understanding amidts this regions…smh! Could someone add me up please

  6. Donny Reich says:

    HE will still manage to blame Israel for this.

  7. Peter Resz says:

    Kerry is just not nearly as smart as he thinks he is or as smart as our President thought he was.

  8. They are Jordanians anyway-no such thing as Palestinians-otterman empire jordainians

  9. The only ones surprised here are Kerry & Obama.

  10. Well at last America bye bye, you b ave no idea. Israel is our land enough is enough.

  11. How does Israel undo all of those terrorists that were released as part of this debacle. We wuz robbed.

  12. Hey Mr.Kerry next time think first then make some positive sense, and then wear an Aladdin mask or costume – then Abu Abu Abbass will see his best bud and listen to you and throw banana peels at that Jaffar standing next to him!

  13. The farce is over, a leopard will never change its spots.

  14. No body can understand these people – Abbas & Hania – like the palestenian themselves .. I am palestinian and I tell you dont make to much horrible case from them , these characters are just idiots at all .. dont be afraid from them ..

  15. Kerry will not realize what happened. He is so stupid, if a dog started pissing in his shoe he would think it was raining. A stupid dolt and protege of our lying Muslim President.

  16. Not only will Abbas blame Israel, so will many leaders of EU countries, not to mention organizations like BDS etc …

  17. Ken Forsberg says:

    It will take people with love in their hearts and objective thoughts in their minds to use words like you do, to solve problems like this very difficult situation.

  18. too bad Kerry, now you know what little esteem and regard they have for you & the USA. oh, but please keep sending them money and feeling sorry for them, HAHAHA

  19. I guess Kerry got what he was trying to get. As to Mahmoud Abbas, we all know he was, is, and always will be a terrorist.

  20. I guess Kerry got what he was trying to get. As to Mahmoud Abbas, we all know he was, is, and always will be a terrorist.

  21. Does this Arab also pray to the false god “ALLAH?

    Bad enough Israel has a mosque on the old temple site but trying to make Peace with the Arabs believing in a phony G-d and the Jews still denying Yahshua is ludicrous!

    Neither one of them respect the real Living G-d!

    War cannot end with such heathens in control of G-d’s land!

  22. Tel Aviv looks like New York City not old Jerusalem!

  23. DIVORCE is TERRORISM so both sides are the pots calling the kettle black!

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