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From a boycott to another peace conference, Abbas is rejecting Palestinian demands

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13.02.2020

We should forget all about Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s hyperbole regarding a full boycott of Israel and the US, including security coordination. During his address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, he communicated the expected diplomatic suggestion, another international peace conference “to bring real peace between the Palestinians and Israel.”

Defunct, repetitive and dangerous for Palestinians, such a conference is another paradigm introduced by Abbas and supported in theory by the international community, notably EU countries. Once again, Abbas’s priority is to prove his worth to the international community’s expectations and demands, for the simple reason that he has no political legitimacy among his own people.

Abbas has no strategy to counter Trump’s so-called deal of the century. Denouncing the US plan at the Security Council, when Israel is already planning annexation maps with the US, serves to showcase a leadership that is mocked and yet still insists on defining Palestine........

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