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Palestinian leader turns to Putin for Palestinian state

Posted by seumasach on January 24, 2014

Palestinian leader turns to Putin for Palestinian state, dumps US and Israel as peace partners

Debka

24th January, 2014

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) launched his “diplomatic intifada” against Israel and exit from the Kerry peace initiative Thursday, Jan. 23, from Moscow. His meetings with President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked his breakaway from the US-led peace process with Israel, four months before it was due to expire, and signaled his bid for Russian backing for a Palestinian state.

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