TITLE

Why the West Loves Mahmoud Abbas

AUTHOR(S)
Nimah, Hasan Abu
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about Mahmoud Abbas, who was recently selected chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). As the sole candidate of Fateh, the faction that dominates the PLO and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), he is almost certain to be elected on January 9, 2005 as president of the PNA, replacing the late Yasir Arafat in both key positions. In the view of many Western peace processors, Abbas is someone long prepared to climb down on final status issues, such as Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, settlements and the character of a Palestinian state.
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15514294

 

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