Abbas: No Israel as Jewish State


abbasPeace partner? More like piece partner.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is saying “no way” to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state in comments issued today by the official WAFA news agency.

Israel’s so-called peace partner also said he would not accept only a portion of East Jerusalem for the capital of “Palestine.”

Abbas said he was standing up to pressure from the U.S., as he did when seeking UN recognition for Palestine as a state.

Secretary of State John Kerry has recently been pursuing a restart of negotiations between the two sides in the long and bitter dispute. He has set a deadline of April 29 for a framework.

{ Israel News Bureau}