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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: Palestinian Leader Abbas Acting ‘Like a Spoiled Child’ on Jerusalem Recognition Issue

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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune. Photo: Screenshot.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has acted “like a spoiled child” following the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner said during an appearance on i24 News on Thursday.

Asked about pressure Abbas has faced from Arab countries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia to backtrack on his cancellation of a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s Middle East visit this week, Dovid Efune noted, “I think it’s a symptom of the great evolutions we’re seeing taking place in the region. The Palestinians have not been blessed as a result of these evolutions…there are bigger fish to fry for just about everybody.”

“I’m not sure what he thinks he’s achieving…with this attitude,” Efune told “Crossroads” program hosts David Shuster and Shayna Estulin. “And the result, I can’t see how it’s going to be helpful in any way.”

Watch the full interview here (it begins at the 3:40 mark).

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