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Submitted by Terry, May 9, 2014 12:25

Abbas looks tired but he is also wiley and has status with U.S. The path to statehood most likely lies on a trajectory of alignment with American diplomatic support. However, perceptions in international relations are very important. Without the requisit charismatic appeal for the pan-Palestinian notion of statehood, Abbas may be eclipsed yet by the virulent Hamas faction in Gaza who are youth-oriented and definitely are a better psychological fir for the bumpy ride ahead.


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