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Mahmoud Abbas’s changing views on Zionism

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President Rivlin and his wife Necahama with PA President Abbas at Shimon Peres’ funeral (Mark Neyman/GPO)

Published: 15 January 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Mahmoud Abbas and Zionism: from struggle to acceptance – Elhanan Miller – The Forum for Regional Thinking 23.09.16
Israelis often hear it said that Palestinian President Abbas calls for peace in English but for armed struggle in Arabic. Those who propound this claim, most of whom know no Arabic, are merely regurgitating criticism of Arafat’s doublespeak. In fact, meticulous research shows that Abbas’ views on Israel and Zionism have grown more moderate over time.


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