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    • Natallie Durson
    • 02.09.10 | 14:07 (IDT)

    After he succeeded Arafat, Abbas couldn't even get the time of day from an Israeli official. He was ignored by all. It was only after Hamas was elected that Israel found a use for Abbas, giving him the attention he craved. Israel armed and trained Abbas Fatah faction in an attempt to stage a coup on the Hamas government. After this failed, Israel arrested most of the Hamas ministers, rendering the government ineffective which placed temporary power in Abbas hands pending his call for a new election. He never called for an election and eventually his term of office expired. Still, Abbas became Israel (and therefore Americas) favorite Palestinian. In Washington DC now, we have the Israeli leader along with a flunky of Israel and a cheerleader for Israel all conniving to make a "peace plan". Since there is no representative of the Palestinian people it is hard to see how they will accept the results, if any.

    from the article: Abbas has the will, and the way
    First published 02:58 02.09.10 | Last updated 02:58 02.09.10
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