Arad: Abbas is either moody or waiting for elections

NationalSecurity Adviser Uzi Arad on Sunday evening said that the PalestinianAuthority was being uncooperative, and suggested that PA PresidentMahmoud Abbas had rejected Israeli proposals to resume peace talksbecause of his own political interests.
“He'seither in a bad mood, or is waiting for the elections or for an ArabLeague meeting,” Arad said at the Herzliya Conference.
“The reasons for Abu Mazzen's (Abbas's) attitudechange, but the uncooperative policy goes on, and it'sdisappointing,” he said.
However, Arad asserted that “the stagnation is notnecessary” and expressed hope that Israeli-Palestinian peacenegotiations would resume soon.

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