This is the “moderate” whose faction is being aided financially and militarily by the State Department. And deep down, Abbas really, really wants peace! “Palestinian leader calls for Arab invasion of Israel,” from Israel Today, July 8 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, branded a “moderate” by the international community, let his true colors show during a recent meeting with writers and journalists when he stated that he would favor a pan-Arab military offensive against the Jewish state.
The official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Tuesday wrote that when Abbas met recently with media figures at the home of the Palestinian ambassador to Jordan, he recounted that during an Arab League Summit in Libya in March he told his fellow leaders that he still preferred war against Israel, but could not do it alone.
“We are unable to confront Israel militarily, and this point was discussed at the Arab League Summit,” said Abbas. “There I turned to the Arab States and I said: ‘If you want war, and if all of you will fight Israel, we are in favor. But the Palestinians will not fight alone because they don’t have the ability to do it.'”…