23.05.2011 19.Ijar, 5771 Tag 34 des Omer
During meeting with Jordanian PM, Abbas says Hamas is "part of Palestinian society"; Hamas calls Obama's speech to AIPAC a "disaster."
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday night that the Palestinians "are not trying to isolate Israel by attempting to achieve UN recognition of a Palestinian state," the Jordanian Petra News Agency reported.
In response to US President Barack Obama’s speech before AIPAC, Abbas told Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit during a meeting that in fact, "the Palestinian Authority is asking for the recognition of Palestine as an occupied state."…