Palestinian Leader Abbas: We Won't Recognize Israel as Jewish State
How about that “peace” process?
Just last week Barack Obama held sham peace talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian West Bank President Mahmoud Abbas.
While Obama was holding his “peace” talks, the Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Karake, honored the mother of 4 terrorists with Palestinian Authority Shield. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2010- PMW]
But this weekend Mahmoud Abbas made clear that the Palestinians will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
In interview with ‘Al-Quds’, PA president says Palestinians won’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state, accuses Netanyahu of trying to “strip” Israeli-Arabs of their rights.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s talk about an “historic compromise” and said there would be no compromises on core issues such as Jerusalem and borders.
Abbas also reiterated his rejection of Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. “We’re not talking about a Jewish state and we won’t talk about one,” Abbas said in an interview with the semi-official Al-Quds newspaper. “For us, there is the state of Israel and we won’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state.”
Abbas said that in recent meetings with leaders of the Jewish community in the US, he made it clear that the Palestinians would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state. “I told them that this is their business and that they are free to call themselves whatever they want,” Abbas said. “But [I told them] you can’t expect us to accept this.”