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Reader comment on item: Which Way Will Abbas Go?

Submitted by John W. McGinley (United States), Jan 13, 2005 at 14:11

As usual, you are precise, astute, and economical in what you say. I agrre with your analysis. Now the TACTICAL question for the Israeli government is this: Should Israel, fully aware of the ultimate goal of Abbas, negotiate with him or not? I see pros and cons to both possibilities. but I would be more interested in your thoughts on this. John W. McGinley
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Daniel Pipes replies:

No, I do not think Israel should negotiate with Abbas, beyond some practical on-the-ground understandings, until the Palestinians give up on rejectionism, their effort to destroy Israel. I can see some tactical arrangements, but no diplomacy, no discussions of a resolution of the conflict.


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