Why Mahmoud Abbas’s Threats of Cancelling Agreements with Israel Are Empty

This week, high-ranking Palestinian Authority (PA) officials will meet in Ramallah to discuss how to respond to the possibility that Jerusalem will apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. Reportedly, one of the options they will consider is withdrawal from all written agreements with Israel. Khaled Abu Toameh believes that the PA president, Mahmoud Abbas, would happily threaten to take such a drastic step, but will never follow through:

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More about: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, West Bank

 

Peace between Israel and the UAE Shows That Time Is Not on the Palestinians’ Side

Aug. 14 2020

Since gaining independence in 1971, the United Arab Emirates, like other Arab nations, has not had formal relations with Israel. Yesterday, President Trump announced that Israel and this small, wealthy country will establish complete diplomatic ties, including bilateral economic treaties, tourism, and direct flights. In exchange, Jerusalem has dropped its plans to extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. Shmuel Rosner comments:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Israel diplomacy, Israel-Arab relations, United Arab Emirates