Israel's defense minister questions the legitimacy of Palestinian leadership

Times of Israel:
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday leveled harsh criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, claiming the Palestinian leader does not represent his people, and has no intention of reaching a final peace agreement with Israel.
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Abbas has never stood for election since the end of hs four-year term nearly a decade ago.  Besides his problem with legitimacy, he can't deliver on his side of a trade.  He is incapable of delivering peace in return for land.  He can't control the genocidal religious bigots of Hamas or other factions consumed with ethnic hatred of Jews.  It is absolutely delusional to think that giving him even most of what he wants would result in peace.

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