‘In the West Bank, We Have A Good Reality’

AbbasWashington Post columnist Jackson Diehl interviewed Mahmoud Abbas:

Instead, he says, he will remain passive. "I will wait for Hamas to accept international commitments. I will wait for Israel to freeze settlements," he said. "Until then, in the West Bank we have a good reality . . . the people are living a normal life."

Does this sound like a Palestinian who really needs bolstering with Israeli concessions and American aid?

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