Once again, one side is always eager to accommodate, conciliate, and compromise, and the other side is unilateral and immovable. In any case, the jihad imperative makes any negotiated peace with Israel only a stepping-stone to the goal, which remains the destruction of the Jewish State. “Abbas: We will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” from the Jerusalem Post, September 7 (thanks to Joseph):
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told interviewers that he would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.
Abbas reportedly said that his position is no different from those Arafat present in previous negotiations, and that his staff is the same as Arafat’s….