How would Abbas possibly sell the idea of accepting Israel as a Jewish Nation with control of the Temple Mount? The muslim world is not about to go along with any peace like that because they are more worried about the metaphysical ramifications of that happening than most Israelis are concerned about fasting for Yom Kippur. It would be easier for him to set up a pork bbq stand inside a mosque than sell acknowledgement of Jews having been here before and that the Temple Mount is the place where our two temples stood.
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