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Abbas and Netanyahu together apart.

There’s a new confrontation between Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after Abbas had told Israeli reporters in Ramallah on Thursday that the Israeli side torpedoed a new initiative to get the two of them together, Israel Radio reported.

Abbas reiterated that he objects to the terror and to any kind of bloodshed, and added, “I’m no inciter, let them show me proof [that I am].” He said he believes in peaceful, popular resistance and that peace can only be achieved through direct negotiations. He also said the security cooperation with Israel is still on, but there’s no telling what might happen to it tomorrow.

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Abbas also blamed the current situation on the absence of a political horizon, settler attacks, and the “attacks against the Al Aqsa mosque,” as he put it.

In other words, the old fox hit every possible cliché in the PLO play book.

Netanyahu’s office responded that none of the above is true and that Abbas is trying to avoid taking responsibility for the absence of negotiations. The statement also mentioned that Netanyahu, who is in snowy Davos, Switzerland, again called on Abbas Thursday to start negotiations without preconditions.

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David writes news at JewishPress.com.

3 COMMENTS

  1. It is illogical to comment about Jews requesting to meet with the philistines but they are refusing to do so as it is assigning importance to them to their world stage. Best to ignore them just like all of the arabs do in their countries who do not want them there either and then the world will forget them since plo is all about theatrics and PLOting.

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