The Palestinians are calling for the European Union to be involved in the Middle East peace process

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: Mahmoud Abbas President of the Palestinian Authority is urging Europeans to play a greater role in the peace process. Do you think that’s going to be an opening for the EU?

DD: Well Jimmy this peace plan is a puzzle to many many people because there is virtually zero relationships right now between the Palestinians and the American administration. Hanan Ashrawi the Palestinian official gave an interview earlier this year. She said, the administration has “zero creditability” with the Palestinians that they don’t think they any of their interest. And what we’re hearing about the details of this plan would indicate that the Palestinians will not be in any way supportive of it. That obviously opens the doors for others; the EU has won, the Russians are another to step into that void.

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