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Krauthammer on Abbas

Reader comment on item: Which Way Will Abbas Go?

Submitted by Jonathan Rick (United States), Jan 11, 2005 at 13:46

In his WP column this week (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54851-2005Jan6.html), Charles Krauthammer similarly observes:

"On Jan. 2 he [Abbas] tells Hamas terrorists firing rockets that maim and kill Jewish villagers within Israel, 'This is not the time for this kind of act.' This is an interesting 'renunciation' of terrorism: Not today, boys; perhaps later, when the time is right."

Krauthammer also notes: "Does Abbas mean the things he says about Israel now? I do not know, and no matter what you hear from the experts -- the same people who assured you that Arafat wanted peace -- neither do they."

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