I Remember A Trip To Israel When Abbas Was A Rising Star... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eli
    • 19.11.09 | 16:09 (IST)

    When I was a little younger, I used to go on these Israel Advocacy trips. All expenses paid, you go to Israel, meet with Cabinet Minister, Tourism Officials and others to discuss and learn about the situation then come back to Toronto and lead talks to get people to go to Israel, Tourism is Israel #1 industry and it makes good on Foreign Currency Reserves. I can still remember one meeting, where the Cabinet minister had discussed that Israel was working to try and get Abbas to power as he was termed a "moderate" and the thinking was that you can't make peace with radical, like Arafat. Well I guess you can't make peace with a Moderate either, scary though, makes you wonder if there are other hands and interests at work besides the two parties who are directly involved, Palestinians and Israelis, or if the two are descendants of Donkeys due to their stubborness.

    from the article: Abbas: Mideast peace deal won't happen with me
    First published 11:47 19.11.09 | Last updated 19:28 19.11.09
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