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Published on: July 13, 2017
Israel-Palestine
Mahmoud Abbas and the Years of Terror

Mahmoud Abbas’s role in Palestinian politics was forged in the bloody years of the Second Intifada, when he became the anti-Arafat. But the events of those years also foreshadow the indecision and timidity that have plagued him since.

Grant Rumley is a research fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Amir Tibon is the Washington, DC correspondent for Haaretz. This is an excerpt from their new book, The Last Palestinian (Prometheus Books, 2017).
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