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...people. Militants blew up an Israeli base at the Gaza-Egypt crossing, killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.Five years ago...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
Mideast peace talks will fail

...Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, which are due to begin Thursday in Washington, won't...secret negotiations on permanent-status issues with Mahmoud Abbas. The understandings between us, which were never signed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090210/opi_703933861.shtml
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

...recent outbreak of fighting there meant that his prayer meeting with Israeli leader Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was in vain, the Holy Father replied, "No. Prayer helps us not to be conquered by evil or to resign ourselves to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-20/bishops-perspective-seeking-peace-wor
Opinion
Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face difficult decisions

...Palestinians, an ideological reversal that would put him on a collision course with his hardline base.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fears he'll be pressured to recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, a step he believes would abrogate...

http://juneauempire.com/karin-laub/2014-01-02/analysis-israel-palestinians-face-
Con: One-sided tactics showed contempt for Israel

...Israel-hating seems not to trouble Obama.Second, Israel has a legitimate peace partner in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom Obama describes in glowing terms as an unusually brave, sincere, peace-seeking Palestinian leader.Abbas...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-09/con-one-sided-tactics-showed-contempt
Opinion
Why is Kerry pushing talks?

...Israel without a civil war.Second, as titular head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas may be the last Palestinian leader with the legitimacy to sign a peace accord with Israel. But he is tired and aging...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-04/why-kerry-pushing-talks
Not For Web
The West banks on Abbas

...with me now!" he chortled - no, actually, Condi doesn't. Sound off on the important issues at And Monday it was Mahmoud Abbas on the direct line to Washington instead, receiving assurances from Rice and President Bush that his newly formed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062107/opi_20070621003.shtml
Opinion
Outside editorials: Time to talk peace

...week came the division of the nascent Palestinian state. Hamas in fierce fighting won Gaza; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah retains the West Bank. That original notion is still valid, but even more so is its converse. Abbas' new...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062107/opi_20070621001.shtml
Opinion
Palestinian ploy would push Israel to the edge of destruction

...Council in order to protect its key Middle East ally. Arguing for U.N. recognition, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wrote in a May 17 New York Times op-ed, "The State of Palestine intends to be a peace-loving nation, committed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-05-26/palestinian-ploy-would-push-israel-ed
Opinion
Outside editorial: It's good to see President Bush still trying to broker a Middle East solution

...security. Bush is right to seize the current opportunity. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have shown a willingness to work together. Their successors might not be so inclined. Bush has correctly acknowledged...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011608/opi_20080116008.shtml
Opinion

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