Another Abbas Trick?

(Israel Hayom) Dan Margalit - After endless refusals and precondition after precondition, Abbas has started telling visitors that he wants to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once, without yielding on his preconditions. Israeli officials say Abbas doesn't have the desire to conduct real negotiations and won't appoint work teams to discuss details. In the end, Israeli officials believe, Abbas wants to be able to claim that while he indeed met with Netanyahu, Israel isn't interested in negotiations. Abbas will then turn to the UN and seek condemnations of Israel. Kerry has made it clear to Abbas that the U.S. suspects the Palestinians are planning to engage in a game of guilt rather than in true negotiations.

2013-06-26 00:00:00

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