Deeds Must Follow Abbas's Words

(Boston Herald) Editorial - There is the temptation to wax euphoric at the electoral mandate given Mahmoud Abbas in the first really democratic election by Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza, and east Jerusalem. Words, we have long ago learned, are cheap, especially in the Middle East. A lot of words were spoken by Yasser Arafat over the years about peace and reconciliation. They proved to be empty. And so, along with the people of Israel, we await the deeds that must follow - the willingness of Abbas to help bring an end to terrorism and to help end the culture of hatred in the schools and in the Arab media that have allowed terrorism to thrive.

2005-01-14 00:00:00

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