Abbas Is Over Playing His Hand
By Micah Halpern
Monday July 13, 2009
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday that there could be no discussions with Israel without a complete end to all settlement activity.
Abbas is not speaking figuratively.
The wrinkle in Abbas' proclamation is that the White House has come to realize that not adding a single nail is not a very reasonable rationale. This new realization by the US probably comes as a result of the Israeli PM's acceptance of a two state solution.
Abbas knows his demand is impossible.
My prediction: Abbas has overplayed his hand, watch for some fancy footwork by the PA leader.
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