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Abbas’ Rants Over Jerusalem Embolden US, Israel Adversaries

Grant Rumley
24th January 2018 - Quoted by Steve Emerson - Newsmax

In recent weeks, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been having a tough time grappling with reality. Ever since President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital last month, Abbas continues to lash out and reveal his true colors.

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As Grant Rumley, research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and expert on Palestinian politics, argued this week, Abbas has "morphed into a bureaucratic tyrant at home, hostile to America and downright incendiary towards Israel" and that his reign "alienated his people leaving them disillusioned and disenfranchised."

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