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March 15, 2014 8:40 pm

Israel’s Ya’alon Says Abbas is Not a Partner for Peace

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Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon. Photo: Reuven Kapuscinski.

JNS.org -Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Saturday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “is not a partner for a permanent peace agreement” with Israel.

“Abbas has resorted to the Oslo trick, no recognition and no promises,” Ya’alon told Israel’s Channel 2 network. “Abbas is a partner who takes, not a partner who gives. He is not a partner for a permanent peace agreement that includes recognition of Israel as the national state of the Jewish people. He just takes back prisoners.” Israel has so far free 78 Palestinian terrorist prisoners as part of the American-brokered peace talks.

Abbas recently said there is “no way” he would recognize Israel as a Jewish state, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called it a “mistake” for Israel to ask for such recognition.

“I am not sure Kerry is a fair mediator,” Ya’alon said. “We’ll see at the end of the process.”

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  • June Grant

    Nothing new here. Abbas knows that recognizing Israel as a Jewish state or giving in on any of his other outrageous demands will get him killed. If I were an optimist, I would expect Obama/Kerry to lean on him and promise to safeguard his life if he makes peace. As a pessimist (realist?)I fear this is unlikely to happen.

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    How could abu-Mazen abbas be a ‘partner’?

    He was the chief funding co-ordinator of the money raised for Black September and their Munich Olympic murders of innocent ISRAEL athletes in 1972.

    SON-OF-ISLAM obama and his kerry have emboldened this species abbas who continues to have JEWISH blood all over him.

    • Kerry M. Berger

      Talk about inflammatory and bigoted remarks. Come on Judy Shapiro. Why do you resort to epithets “Son-of-Islam” nonsense? It’s inflammatory remarks like that which can be the catalyst derailing sensitive negotiations. There’s a time to speak and a time to keep your big yap shut.

      • Judy Silver-Shapiro


        Blowing up and murdering JEWISH innocents for many decades and currently.
        WHAT’s THAT?

        The US merely carves ISRAEL up more while giving muslim ‘palestinians’ a pass to continue their murder, terror and living on JEWISH-owned Real Estate.

        There are ZERO ‘sensitive negotiations.’ Kerry is after an undeserved Nobel like his boss got after a mere few months in office.


        In his own narration obama reaffirms being born a muslim to a ‘devout’ muslim father.
        Therefore, he affirms that he is a SON-OF-ISLAM.

        Sorry to burst your bubble with FACTS and TRUTH.

        BTW, ‘Sending kerry to negotiate with Russia’s FM Lazarov is like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife.’

  • Dale K.

    Kerry fair? An oxymoron. Obama wants “peace in the Middle East” for his so called legacy. The settlement expansion should stop, it only serves as an example of how Israel isn’t serious about peace: but never compromise on a Jewish State.

    • Judy Silver-Shapiro

      They are not ‘settlements’!

      They are thriving JEWISH communities of hundreds of thousands of JEWISH families in Judea and Samaria on JEWISH-owned Real Estate.

      The ‘palestinian’ muslims have ZERO right to 1″ of the JEWISH Homeland.

      Their goal is JUDENREIN-a JEW-Free nation.

      Their priority=to annihilate ISRAEL and murder all JEWs.