Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Ha'Aretz News Flash:
12:48 PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas: The armed uprising against Israel was a mistake and should end
Sharon should do all he can to give Abu Mazen the opportunity to win popular support and legitimacy in the elections, and to start negotiations over the future relationship between a Palestinian state and Israel right after those elections. Mahmoud Abbas is not the Messiah, but right now he is the best chance we have of reaching a situation with and in which both Jews and Arabs will be able to live side by side somehow. For Palestinians it takes a lot of guts to publicly make declarations such as this one.

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