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Did Kerry Cancel His Meeting with Abbas Because the PA Broke Its Word?

Peace partners for hate: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (R) and chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.

Peace partners for hate: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (R) and chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.
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For a second time this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry abruptly cancelled a scheduled meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Reporters were told late Tuesday evening that Kerry’s meeting today (Wednesday) with Abbas was cancelled, with few details added. “We are no longer traveling tomorrow,” a senior State Department official said simply.

Abbas breached the conditions of his agreement with Israel – and the United States – by signing a PA application for membership in 15 United Nations agencies and organizations. “The demands (for membership) will be sent immediately,” Abbas announced at a briefing. “This is not a move against America or any other party. It is our right and we agreed to suspend it for nine months.”

The deadline for completion of the framework agreement talks was set for April 29. But Abbas has not actively participated in direct talks for months, according to reports quoting government minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua). Nor has the PA made any “good will gestures” towards Israel comparable to those forced upon the Jewish States by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Meanwhile, the PA’s unilateral move is one that turns the clock back more than a year, dialing back efforts by John Kerry to keep the entity from attempting to unilaterally gain recognition in the U.N. as an independent sovereign nation. It also is a return to its attempt to evade the agreement it signed in the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords in 1993.

Two days earlier the PA chairman was have met with Kerry in Ramallah following talks between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Secretary of State. But the meeting in Jerusalem ran longer than expected and John Kerry had to race for his flight to make a two-day meeting in Brussels.

The Israeli-PA negotiations over a “framework agreement” have been limping along for months now, with Israel making what appears to be all of the concessions. As a ‘good will gesture’ to bring Abbas to the table and keep him there, Israel agreed to free 104 PA terrorist prisoners in four separate tranches linked to the PA leader’s active participation in the talks. Three of the four have already been made, with some 78 terrorists freed.

The fourth and final group of terrorists scheduled to be released last week, however, included 20 Israeli Arab citizens – and at that point both government ministers and the entire Israeli population balked.

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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27 Responses to “Did Kerry Cancel His Meeting with Abbas Because the PA Broke Its Word?”

  1. Imagine!! Abbas and his funny company not able to keep agreements! Kerry has made a great discovery no one has experienced before…except everyone.

  2. Jean Perles says:

    כושר מטורף למסגד לאחר תפילות היום שישיות ולשאול את השאלה הבאה: האם אתה יודע מה קרה?
    התגובה לא הייתה נכונה!ומטורף לומר אה, כמו שאתה לא יודע, אז זה לא נוגע לך.
    2 יום שישי, המטורף חוזרים עם אותה השאלה האם אתה יודע מה קרה?התשובה היא כן, זה זמן לדחוף לדבר! הוא משיב:” אם אתה יודע, זה לא שווה אומר לך
    ביום שישי ה -3, את המלכודת המבקשות נאמן, להחליט כי חלק מהתשובה המסגד” YES” והשני אין זה כאשר הם השוטה ישבו על אותה השאלה! Crazy לאחר מכן להכריז על בואו מי יודע איך להודיע למי שלא יודעים

  3. Israel Rozemberg says:

    Never, ever trust the "palestinians". They have always been liers, made up of lies. They are the chip Arabs use to destroy the Jewish essence if Israel

  4. Finally Kerry finally realizes he has been lied to the whole time. He owes Israel a major apology for his blackmail scheme .the president owes Israel one also

  5. Finally Kerry finally realizes he has been lied to the whole time. He owes Israel a major apology for his blackmail scheme .the president owes Israel one also

  6. Did you think that Anna was going to keep his word??? When,? Where? Why would he??? They ate liars from birth!!!!!!

  7. Did you think that Anna was going to keep his word??? When,? Where? Why would he??? They ate liars from birth!!!!!!

  8. Excuse Kerry for he probably does not recognize the TRUTH if it bit him; he has been so much a part of the LYING MACHINE for so long.

  9. Sue Johnson says:

    Maybe Kerry is beginning to get the picture.

  10. Stuart Wragg says:

    And who is surprised? Anyone?

  11. Palestinians are that way..they do not keep their words..they are lying terrorists!

  12. They do not want peace with Israel, they want Israel. Something they will never get. God did not bring Israel home this time to be removed. One day He will come to Israel’s defense and put down all of Israel’s enemies once and for all.

  13. Tom Sproule says:

    May the Lord God of Israel open the eyes of Mr President Obama to see the arrogant deceit in this action.May He ignite his anger towards those who see him as weak and may President Obama not remove the ancient boundary.For “Blessed is the friend of Israel.”

  14. Shoe is on the other foot now, Kerry. Perhaps you might even take it out of your mouth. And you wanted to trade Pollard ….

  15. Lani Lowell says:

    Now its time for Israel to remind the UN of the San Remo League of Nations decision! which predates the UN authority, over anyone.

  16. Loren Renee says:

    He did what? Broke his word??!! Imagine that!!

  17. The Palestinians always break their word. That is their trademark. That is why they can never be trusted.

  18. The Palestinians always break their word. That is their trademark. That is why they can never be trusted.

  19. The Palestinians always break their word. That is their trademark. That is why they can never be trusted.

  20. The Palestinians always break their word. That is their trademark. That is why they can never be trusted.

  21. “You raise a snake in your house ( Israel is the Hebrew-Israelite homeland – all of it as in Genesis from the Nile to the Euphrates) it will turn & bite you!” That is from a sabra Israeli!

  22. Mandy Jacobs says:

    What’s new they’ve alway will break there word they don’t no any thing else it’s the way they’ve been brought up . They don’t want peace they just want Israel to be destroyed !!!!!!

  23. I'm a Christian and true to the Israel 100%. I dearly love the Jewish people and believe the Bible and what it says. Psalms chapter 59 says it all.

  24. Millie Kashuk says:

    With hope and Prayers they will not release any Palestinian Prisoners. they need to release Pollard….or no deal

  25. No more negotiations with the arabs (palestinians), they should go out to their homelands, Mr. Ketchup Kerry you have to understand this, go home with this arabs and let Israel in peace, Mr. kenian ape Obama should carry the USA, for that was you elected as President.

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