In renewing UN bid, Abbas sends message to the world - and his people
Palestinian president wants to step off public stage as national leader who stood up for national interests.
The announcement Tuesday night by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he had applied for observer status at 15 UN institutions was aimed at pressuring Israel and the international community, but it was also intended to convey a strong message at home.
Abbas, who for years had adopted a conciliatory and...
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