Abbas

Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

On Friday, September 26, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly, “The time has come to end this settlement occupation.” The New York Times described Abbas as “visibly enraged” when he spoke to the General Assembly. In her analysis of the address for Ha’aretz, Amira Hass wrote that Abbas was obviously not … Continue reading Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

Peace Is A Poisoned Word

Different Perspectives On September 23, 2011, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, took the podium at the UN General Assembly in New York City after submitting Palestine’s application for full membership in the UN. During the impassioned speech he affirmed that “The goal of the Palestinian people is the realization of their inalienable national … Continue reading Peace Is A Poisoned Word