Abbas is very shrewd and determined - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Clarity
    • 28.04.11 | 12:38 (IDT)

    Abbas set out a course that would improve the Palestinian's position whether or not Israel negotiates. He cut corruption and terrorism in the West Bank, built up institutions and the economy. He took advantage of the situation in Syria to bring Hamas into a unity government, and now can go to the UN with a united and calm state. If he can force a deal to release Shalit, then he will be looking like a statesman.

    from the article: Palestinian reconciliation could work to Israel's advantage
    First published 01:46 28.04.11 | Last updated 01:46 28.04.11
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