Abbas: ‘All Options Open’ If Peace Talks Fail


abbasPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned in comments published today that “all options are open” if the U.S. fails to restart Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. The comments, Abbas’ first since U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced last week that peace talks may resume for the first time in five years, may be an attempt to exert pressure on the U.S. and Israel to meet Palestinian demands on the terms of formal negotiations.

Abbas did not name his other options, but referred to last year’s upgrade of the Palestinian status at the U.N. Palestinian officials have said that in the absence of negotiations with Israel, they would seek further U.N. recognition, including membership in U.N. agencies and possible redress against Israeli policies at the International Criminal Court. Read more here.

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  1. They all failed till now i dont see any difference now either,you guys palestinians are not the one to dictate to the israelis the israelis have the upper hand.

  2. Don’t give a piece of land, they should learn their lesson from gush katif, where they gave and got no piece except more land for which they can shoot rockets from. Don’t make the same mistake again lets not be fools again.