Palestinian President Abbas puts one-state solution on the table

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday was punctuated with anger and frustration. Abbas is aware that his ability to inspire hope in his people – the hope of an independent Palestinian state – is diminishing before his own eyes. This very forum, which applauded Abbas six years ago when he submitted an application for the recognition of Palestine, has since failed to turn its support into facts on the ground.The Palestinians had high expectations for the Obama administration, which has made way for an administration unwilling to wholeheartedly commit to a two-state solution to the conflict based on 1967 borders. Even during Abbas’ meeting with Donald Trump ahead of the former’s speech before the assembly, the U.S. president voiced only slogans rather than a concrete plan.skip – fbGet the best of Haaretz: Follow us on Facebook >>’A story of survival and rebirth’: The Palestinians who didn’t flee the NakbaSpeaking at the highest international forum, Abbas declared that the one-state solution is an option for the Palestinian leadership. “Neither you, nor we, will have any other choice but to continue the struggle and demand full, equal rights for all inhabitants of historic Palestine,” he said. “This is not a threat, but a warning of the realities before us as a result of ongoing Israeli policies that are gravely undermining the two-state solution.”


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