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Israeli security defends Abbas

Israeli security apparatus agrees with the political echelon that Mahmoud Abbas incites the Palestinian street over Temple Mount, but argues that Abbas maintains security cooperation with Israel and condemns terror attacks.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) arrives for the opening of a museum of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah, November 9, 2014. REUTERS/Abbas Momani/Pool (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTR4DGQA

An impassioned public debate has been taking place recently in Israel regarding Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. This is a fascinating, vital debate, whose potential results could be disastrous. The adversaries stand on either side of the issue.

On the right, all those who have made Abbas out to be one of the most bitter enemies in history: the upper ranks of the political class in Israel, which includes all the right-wing ministers, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Economy and Trade Naftali Bennett, Minister of Intelligence Yuval Steinitz and, a little less so, Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon. 

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