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February 5, 2014 10:58 am

Report: Mahmoud Abbas Questions Obama’s Dedication to Peace Process

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President Barack Obama meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office in 2009. Photo: White House.

Ynet – Speaking exclusively to Ynet, Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times said Tuesday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas believes that Secretary of State John Kerry is serious about the peace process, but questions whether that dedication is shared by President Barack Obama.

On Monday, the New York Times published Rudoren’s wide-ranging interview with the Palestinian leader, which was conducted over the weekend at his Ramallah headquarters. In the interview, Rudoren told Ynet, Abbas raised the US involvement in the peace talks, saying that the Palestinian president “feels that Secretary Kerry is very serious. I think he (Abbas) questions, as do many people on both sides, whether President Obama is fully committed and involved and engaged in the effort or whether its really Secretary Kerry’s sort of solo mission.”

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