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Abbas: 'Israel can call itself the Zionist Empire'
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
September 21, 2010 01:22

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a Monday night interview with Palestinian news source Maan that "Israel was free to call itself the Israeli Zionist Jewish Empire."

The PA leader made cynical remarks to Maan shortly after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called upon Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

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