Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has decided not to seek re-election, raising questions about the future of peace in the Middle East. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton say she is looking forward to working with Abbas in any new capacity in the future.
Yuli Edelstein, the Minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora in the Israeli cabinet, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the prospects of peace in the Middle East and why Israel won’t agree to a settlement freeze.
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Al Jazeera English’s John Terrett reports on the challenges and reasons behind Abbas’ decision to bow out of politics — including the expansion of Israeli settlements and the impartial U.S. stance.
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