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Open letter to President Mahmoud Abbas

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Dear President Abbas

You have every right to withdraw recognition

Let me begin by offering my warmest greetings on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan and to wish you continued good health. The events of the last few days have presented you with a rare opportunity, one that may never recur. It is a gifted moment to adorn your legacy in the pages of Palestinian history. Every national leader and public figure thinks about this, so you’re not an exception.

Three months ago you confided in your Fatah Revolutionary Council Congress on how you wanted your political career to end.

Now, on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when the US has taken the ‘final status’ issue of Jerusalem off the negotiating table and Israel has massacred scores of peaceful protestors in Gaza, you have no choice but to act decisively and radically.

Here is what you should do. First, you should without any regret or sorrow, withdraw the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) recognition of the State of Israel. Since its leaders have reneged on their international agreements, particularly the Oslo accords, you are absolutely free to do the same. They have proven, beyond any reasonable doubt, that they have no regard for international covenants.

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This, you would agree, is not a novel option. It has been........

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