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    • 02.09.10 | 05:52 (IDT)

    I watched. One could say that it was three against one - Abbas, Mubarak, and King Abdullah - all Muslims against the one Jew. Abdullah's speech was perhaps the most reasonable and compelling. The translator had understandable problems with instant translation for both Mubarak and Abbas and a reference by Abbas to 1948 was garbled, so I am not sure whether it was troublesome. In general, Abbas set out a number of pre-conditions that may mess up the whole thing. I hope not. His speech was the most confrontational.

    from the article: Obama to Netanyahu, Abbas: Don't let the chance for peace slip away
    First published 03:22 02.09.10 | Last updated 03:22 02.09.10
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