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Time to move beyond Abbas

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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:06 pm

Problematic negotiating partners are nothing new in international relations. As the saying goes, you don’t make peace with your friends. But Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ anti-Semitic rant last week was so incendiary that it offended even those who are normally sympathetic to the Palestinian cause.

Addressing the Palestinian National Council in Ramallah, Abbas gave what he called a history lesson about the Jews and Israel. Turning to the Holocaust, he said the genocide was not caused by anti-Semitism, but by the Jews’ own behavior, including money-lending.

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