By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Palestinians President Abbas was in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania yesterday. At a press conference he spoke about the new negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
He said Israel is at fault if the negotiations fail. They are at fault simply because of the current situation.
"And if they (the negotiations) fail, they (the Israelis) will be the reason for this failure, not us," the Palestinian president said.
"They do not have the right to stay on our land after the signing of the peace treaty," Abbas said.
"They don't have the right to stay in our territories after we signed a peace treaty," he noted, stressing that he accepts a future demilitarized Palestinian state.
"We want, according to the Oslo Accords, a strong police force. This is exactly what we want, how we understand, how they understand, how the Americans understand it."
No surprises. Israel is always at fault.
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