PA President Abbas “appears to dramatically depart from longstanding insistence on a two-state solution”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Abbas voices support for tripartite ‘confederation’ with Israel and Jordan
by Raphael Ahren
September 2, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has voiced interest in a tripartite confederation with Jordan and Israel, in what would appear a dramatic departure from his longstanding insistence on a two-state solution, according to Israeli peace activists and a Palestinian official. According to the dovish Peace Now group, a senior delegation of which met Abbas on Sunday in Ramallah, the Palestinian leader said senior US administration officials Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt asked him recently about his opinion of a “confederation with Jordan.” “‘I said [to Kushner and Greenblatt]: Yes, I want a three-way confederation with Jordan and Israel.’ READ MORE

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