Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Abbas: Peace In 2008 Or Never

So Abu Mazin sees it as peace now or never. Interestingly there's not much time left for peace on Abu Mazin's watch - he leaves with Bush given new Palestinian elections slated for January 2009. This article in which the Associated Press quotes Mahmoud Abbas saying 2008 may be the last chance for peace was sent in by Rafi Dajani of ATFP:

February 25, 2008: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged the US on Monday to make good on its promise to work for a Middle East peace settlement by the end of the year, warning that there would not be any future chances.
Abbas spoke following a closed door meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah in the Jordanian capital of Amman and warned that if the Bush administration didn't make good on its pledge to "make 2008 the year to broker peace, then there will never be any future chances to achieve this goal."
The Palestinians and Israelis are negotiating a final peace settlement, which the Bush administration hopes would lead to the creation of an independent Palestinian state later this year.

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