Palestine’s Abbas issues ultimatum to Israel in harsh UN address

In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state. He threatened to withdraw recognition of Israel — a cornerstone of three decades of failed peace efforts — if it failed to do so. He delivered the vague ultimatum in a long address to the United Nations General … Continue reading Palestine’s Abbas issues ultimatum to Israel in harsh UN address