Abbas Tells Jewish Leaders He’ll Be More Sensitive to Jewish Israel Claims

At a meeting with Jewish leaders, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed that his U.N. speech on Thursday would show a “greater sensitivity to Jewish claims to Israel,” reports Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Abbas “emphasiz[ed] what he said was the urgent need to return to talks with Israel because of protests and fighting roiling the Arab world and because of increased tensions with Iran.” Kampeas also reports that Abbas endorsed a “formula,” which would require Abbas to return to talks with Israeli leaders once a settlement freeze begins. 

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