Why Abbas thinks Jewish state is a ‘delusional myth’

By ITAMAR MARCUS, JPOST— Netanyahu’s demand and the PA’s refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state are clearly not just a quibble over semantics. A major obstacle blocking progress toward an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s demand and PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s refusal to recognize Israel as…

Abbas expected to officially refuse to recognize Israel

By LEA SPEYER, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with United States President Barack Obama on Monday to discuss a peace framework agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The meeting, which is expected to be tense, will see Abbas insisting on “Palestinian principles and international legitimacy,” according to his spokesman…