Ahead of the September vote on Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas has stated publicly that the threats issued by the West regarding the PA and their stance on Israel regarding peace and recognition of legitimacy will not stand, and the PA will not be forced to see Israel as a real country.
Let's not forget that the doctorate thesis that Abbas did to graduate college was on the Holocaust and the facts(as he saw them) did not support Jews being murdered en masse during WWII. In other words, Abbas is a Holocaust denier.
It is no surprise then, that Abbas would reject on a wholesale level the existence of Israel. And for his denial of Israels right to exist, he demands recognition of a Palestinian state. Since Palestine, as seen today did not exist until 1967, and then only as a political identity created to demonize and finally destroy Israel, any statehood will be based in a false prophecy and created fiction, based ultimately in Islamic texts and tenets. Abbas knows all too well the fake identity for the refugees, but as a Muslim he is required to destroy Israel and take the land for the worlds Muslims.
He is acting exactly as Muhammad asks of Muslims, he is a perfect example of the perfect Muslim. Allah is so proud.
From YNet August 28 by Elior Levy
The Palestinian Authority will not be recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas
The Palestinian leader also criticized demands made by the International Quartet of his Authority, urging the international community to back off. "Don't order us to recognize a Jewish state," Abbas said. "We won't accept it."
Speaking earlier Saturday, Abbas adopted a more moderate tone, saying that the PA's bid for UN recognition, planned for September, is not meant to isolate Israel or prompt a conflict with the United States.
The Palestinian president also seemed to present a somewhat more moderate position in his meeting with Foreign Affairs Commissioner Catherine Ashton over the weekend, in Ramallah.
Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Abbas stressed before Ashton that the UN bid does not negate the continuation of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Ashton reportedly told Abbas that while the European Union does not object to the Palestinian's UN bid per-se, its final position in the matter will be determined according to the bid's content and phrasing.
Ashton further said that a real solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can only be achieved through negotiations.
Lieberman slams PA
Responding to the Palestinian leader's defiant message, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the statement "reveals the true nature of the September motion: A Palestinian state to come in place of a Jewish state."
"Countries around the world must make it clear to Abbas that the only way the Palestinians will be able to have a state is by stopping their attempt to destroy the only Jewish state in the world," Lieberman said.
Read it allThe Palestinian leader also criticized demands made by the International Quartet of his Authority, urging the international community to back off.