James Edward Johnson

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The Israeli Foreign Minister appears to be taking my advice on Abbas …

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From Reuters, UK’s Straw Gets Israeli Pledge on Palestinian Vote: “‘We are very sorry about the last statements by Mahmoud Abbas about the necessity of Palestinians to keep the heritage of Arafat which was involved with terrorism most of the time,’ [Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan] Shalom said. ‘We’d like the new leadership to be more responsible.’

“Abbas’s comments were seen as an attempt to build credibility among hard-liners. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced out during the 1948 war over Israel’s creation. Israelis say allowing them back would be demographic suicide for the Jewish state.”

Somehow, I don’t think Shalom reads this blog, but the article echoes my analysis and advice from yesterday.


Written by JamesEJ

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 12:14 pm

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