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March 11, 2016 10:01 am

Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas Rejects Joe Biden’s Peace Initiative

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, pictured, rejected a peace initiative proposed by US Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Wikipedia.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, pictured, rejected a peace initiative proposed by US Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday rejected a peace initiative that was proposed by US Vice President Joe Biden during their two-hour meeting in Ramallah, according to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds.

The initiative was described as having four main stipulations: requiring that eastern Jerusalem be the Palestinian capital, an end to Israeli settlement construction in Judea and Samaria as well as eastern Jerusalem, Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and the Palestinians forfeiting their refugees’ so-called “right of return.”

In the Western push to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the Obama administration has been exploring possible alternatives to France’s recent proposal of a conference among Arab countries on that topic, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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  • Mongoose

    Dead deal from the beginning when they included recognition of Israel.

  • Jack

    Tho’ recognizing Israel is the morally cognizant thing to do, it would get abu Mazen assassinated without a doubt.
    As a result Abbas dithers, wanting to open up a more peaceful Palestinian society, but bound by the reactionary elements in his own political group into a futile dance with Hamas and others of their ilk.

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