What will Abbas achieve by pursuing a non-confrontational strategy? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 26.02.13 | 13:52 (IST)

    He has been doing this ever since he came to power and are the Palestinians really any closer to achieving a viable state? Would a third intifada maybe be a blessing in disguise! The world would inevitably once again focus on the conflict and by now no world leader has any illusions about Bibi wanting a just and viable resolution to the conflict. So maybe another intifada might just be the trigger that is needed for those who can pressurise and influence Israel to say enough is enough. This time - unless Bibi enters negotiations in good faith - Israel will be targetted with sanctions and other forms of diplomatic pressure and the Bibi policy of doing nothing to maintain the status quo can finally be ended.

    from the article: Abbas to Palestinian Authority security officials: Don't get drawn into Israeli violence
    First published 01:14 26.02.13 | Last updated 01:14 26.02.13
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