“For Abbas, there is no negotiation — only demands”

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Palestinians: The Message Remains No and No
by Khaled Abu Toameh
November 16, 2016

…Abbas in this way relayed to the hundreds of Palestinians who gathered in Ramallah to commemorate Arafat: “I have no intention of going down in history as a leader who compromised with Israel.” Like Arafat, Abbas would rather die intransigent than achieve a peaceful settlement with Israel. Yet the position of the two Palestinian leaders is deeply rooted in the Palestinian tradition and culture, in which any concession to or compromise with Israel is considered an act of high treason. READ MORE

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