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Abbas Unlikely to Seek Re-Election

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Posted on Nov 5, 2009
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Abbas has struggled in dealings with Israel and with the rival Palestinian movement Hamas.

In the face of failing peace talks with Israel and a stalemate with rival Hamas, reports suggest that a frustrated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not seek re-election early next year.

The BBC:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not seek re-election in polls next year, reports suggest.

Officials from the Palestine Liberation Organisation told journalists in the West Bank that Mr Abbas “insists on not running” in the 24 January election.

An aide to Mr Abbas said earlier a lack of progress in peace talks with Israel and failure to achieve reconciliation with Hamas could prompt such a move.

But another aide said PLO officials were trying to change Mr Abbas’ mind.

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By skulz fontaine, November 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment

So Abbas sells East Jerusalem to the Israelis and now, slinks out the back door.

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By Folktruther, November 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm Link to this comment

What truthdig does not say, in keeping with its evasion of the simple truth, is that Abbas is an American-Israeli puppet who could not get elected dogcatcher in an honest election.  Any decent person would vote for the dogs.

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