Abbas: ‚Palestinian state remains a promise unfulfilled‘

17.05.2011                      13.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 28 des Omer


Abbas: 'Palestinian state remains a promise unfulfilled'

In 'NY Times' op-ed, PA president appeals to int'l community to support UN recognition of statehood after 20 years of failed talks with Israel, says bid for statehood "is not a stunt" and US pressure has not worked.

After 63 years, Palestinians have hope that this September the United Nations will recognize a Palestinian state on 1967 borders, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wrote in an op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday.
The PA president wrote that many have questioned the value behind recognition of statehood if the Israeli occupation continues, while others have accused the Palestinians of derailing the peace process….