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December 7, 2014 1:51 pm

Abbas Again Says ‘We Cannot Recognize a Jewish State’

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Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: World Economic Forum.

JNS.orgPalestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Akhbar el-Yom over the weekend that he would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state because he believes it would undermine the national interests of Israeli Arabs and prevent Palestinian refugees from returning to their homes.

“We cannot recognize a Jewish state. … We cannot close the door to those who wish to return,” Abbas said, the Middle East Media Research Institute reported.

Abbas said that if the U.N. Security Council rejects the Palestinian proposal for a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal to 1949 armistice lines, he may end Palestinian security cooperation with Israel or even step down and transfer responsibility for PA-controlled territory to Israel.

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  • Where do you get your facts from Mickey? If he were not the president he wouldn’t be in that position.

  • E benAbuya

    Indeed, he “cannot” because he “will not.” He’s a prisoner of is own poisonous lies. Until the Arabs come to recognized that it is the addiction to “The Jews Ate My Homework” and not the Jews; that are making their lives increasingly unliveable; this mummery will continue.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Abbas is not the president of the PA.

    His elected term expired years ago.

    His phony repetitive threats have become very boring.

    Mickey Oberman