Abbas: No ‘temporary’ Palestinian state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday that he opposes the establishment of a provisional Palestinian state in temporary borders. Such an idea was floated last month by

Israel’s foreign minister and is also part of the U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan. “We told Secretary Rice that we reject any temporary solutions, including a transitional stage, because we don’t see it as a realistic option,” Abbas told a joint news conference with Rice. Full Story

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