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Abbas and his support system.

Prime Minister Netanyahu responded to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech in the United Nations Wednesday with charges of “deceit” and “incitement.”

A statement from his office said:

Abu Mazen’s speech was deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the Middle East.

In contrast to the Palestinians, Israel is strictly maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount and is committed to continuing to do so in accordance with the agreements between us and the Jordanians and the Waqf.

We expect and call on the [Palestinian] Authority and its leader to act responsibly and accede to the proposal of the Prime Minister of Israel and enter into direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions.

The fact that he – time and again – has refused to do so is the best possible proof of the fact he does not intend to reach a peace agreement.



  1. Maybe it is just me. How can Netayahu expect Abbas and the PA to act responsibly and act according to signed agreements and then talk about how deceitful, violent, and lawless Abbas and the PA are at the same time? I'd rather trust a burrowing asp not to bite when I hold it.

  2. Maybe it is just you.
    Bibi's response " to act responsibly" is clearly meant as a hope for the PA and Abbas to act like a true peace partner and not the deceitful, violent, incited combatants they have been.
    Peace can be achieved with a positive
    benefit to both sides and it just needs to start with a step by Abbas and the PA into the right direction
    As long as Abbas and his cronies keep fleecing the monies they receive on behalf of their people there is no hope. The culture of Palestinian hate has been manipulated by those at the top for their personal gain and hence until integrity is restored to the PA all the positive gestures will be a waist of time.
    Thru all the attempted peace only a fool or liar could suggest any positive actions were carried out by Abbas or the PA.

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