The settlers are Abbas' ally - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bronxite10
    • 16.12.09 | 02:59 (IST)

    Could Abbas really get Palastinian support for a Geneva Accords type of deal when Arafat could not and Hamas was not then as powerful? Sounds doubtful. Fortunately for Abbas, Abbas can rely on his allies, the settlers, to torpedo any total freeze, so Abbas will never have to produce and can hang the failure of progress on the Israeli government. Insincere Palastinian requests for a final settlement agreement coupled with an insincere Israeli partial freeze. These guys do their little political moves, and real people pay the price.

    from the article: Abbas to Haaretz: Peace possible in 6 months if Israel freezes all settlements
    First published 02:04 16.12.09 | Last updated 12:24 16.12.09
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