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Latest Mahmoud Abbas Items
President Obama used his annual address to the United Nations on Tuesday to say he sees an opening for diplomacy with Iran and would pursue a deal to stop the Islamic republic's pursuit of nuclear weapons — but his words were soon overshadowed by the handshake that wasn't.
Israel's housing minister on Sunday gave final approval for building nearly 1,200 new settlement apartments on lands the Palestinians want for their state, just three days before U.S.-sponsored talks on the borders of such a state are to begin in Jerusalem.
Winston Churchill famously said, "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war." That seems true enough — except when jaw-jaw is another way of making war-war. As the U.S. starts yet another round of peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, we had best remember the risks associated with past failed negotiations.
Israeli representatives are now meeting with Palestinian Arabs ("Amid Mideast revolt, a chance for Israeli-Palestinian peace," Web, July 29). The Israeli leaders were selected by a democratically elected government; the Palestinian leaders were selected by a government whose term in office has long since expired and that twice canceled presidential elections. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his cronies legitimately represent nobody — not in the West Bank, and certainly not in the Gaza Strip, where a terrorist organization rules by terrorizing all who would oppose it.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said to a group of reporters in Egypt on Tuesday that any peace plan with Israel would have to include this concession: Israelis would be forever banned from Palestinian properties.
The Israeli Cabinet approved the release of 104 long-held Palestinian prisoners Sunday, clearing a hurdle toward a possible resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after five years of paralysis.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume peace talks Monday in Washington after a three-year break, the result of months of lobbying and a personal invitation over the weekend by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
The Palestinian representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, said to Security Council members Tuesday that Israel was committing "war crimes" and supporting acts of "terror" against his people.
In one of Team Obama's trademark Friday afternoon specials, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced last week that his six rounds of shuttle diplomacy had resulted in an agreement to reconvene Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.