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Israeli skepticism of Abbas is justified

Israeli skepticism of Abbas is justified

Reporter Joshua Mitnick's interesting dispatch ahead of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meeting with President Donald Trump correctly noted Israeli skepticism towards Mr. Abbas as a "partner for peace." However, Mr. Mitnick fails to detail why this is so ("Abbas upbeat ahead of first meeting with Trump," May 3).

Palestinian leaders have rejected numerous U.S. and Israeli offers for a "two-state solution" in exchange for peace with and recognition of the Jewish state. More recently, the Palestinian Authority has refused such opportunities in 2000 at Camp...

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