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March 27, 2012 5:00 pm

Olmert at J Street: PA President Abbas is a Partner for Peace

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 2009. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Former prime minister Ehud Olmert insisted on Monday night that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a partner for peace despite years of negotiations between the two men that failed to clinch a deal.

“No one can say to me after hundreds of hours of discussing peace with Abu Mazen that he is not a partner because he doesn’t want peace,” Olmert said at the J Street annual conference’s gala dinner, using Abbas’s nickname. “He wants peace with Israel and he accepts the existence of Israel as Israel declares itself to be. I don’t need Abu Mazen to make declarations about the nature of the State of Israel.”

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  • Boris

    Olmert is trying to play the insanity card to keep out of jail. Abu Mazen is a terrorist and Olmert is a terrorist supporter, who belongs behind bars along with the current leftists in the GOI, particularly Nuttenyahoo. At minimum, they should be charged with treason and the ethnic cleansing of Jews within the Land of Israel.