so much for the argument that 'Abbas can't do it now as it's a final status issue & the pal. ROR can only be relinquished as part of a final agreement' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 15.10.10 | 18:09 (IST)

    if this has been reported accurately then it's quite serious, the dummest move abbas ever made at a given point or a really telling one about what all this is really about. akiva eldar argued here the other day that when abbas would respond to bibi's demands by saying 'it's not the pals' business to decide what kind of state the israelis want', bibi would't accept it & would keep pushing the demand for recognition. but abbas obviously hasn't said such words (if he did, that could be deemed acceptable at this point). now abbas has given the whole israeli right their preferred feast & they're gonna use it for all it's worth. you can hardly blame them. what an awfully stupid circus this is!

    from the article: Abbas: We'll never sign deal demanding recognition of Israel as Jewish state
    First published 16:14 15.10.10 | Last updated 16:14 15.10.10
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